Pregnant woman in Ponciau wakes up to find her car in flames

Published date: 22 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A PREGNANT woman awoke to a “fireball” outside her Wrexham home after arsonists torched her car.

The mother-of-two, who has asked not to be named, was woken by the sound of a car horn at about 6.30am near the house on Clarke Street in Ponciau.

And she was shocked when she looked outside to see her silver Peugeot 206 in flames.

The 23-year-old, who is due to give birth in six weeks, hit out at the people responsible.She said: “I worked bloody hard for that car and then some little vandal comes along and turns it into a big fireball. I just can’t understand it.

“They have no respect and they don’t have any consideration for anyone else.”

“It was shocking to wake up to, it was very upsetting. I might have to get a horse and cart to the hospital now.”

Baby seats and a sat nav were among the items destroyed in the fire. And the young mother said the car had only been parked outside their home because it was so icy outside and she had not wanted to take the risk of slipping when walking back to the house from her designated parking spot.

The fire, which gutted the interior of the car, caused 80 per cent damage according to a North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman.

A crew from Johnstown extinguished the blaze after being called to the scene at about 6.30am.

And North Wales Police are now investigating the car fire in Ponciau.

A spokesman said: “A silver Peugeot was almost completely gutted and we understand the owner was understandably shocked.

“Officers are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number R009602.”

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  1. Posted by: Tubster 101 at 21:52 on 23 January 2014 Report

    If Pscos spent more time on patrol on the streets instead of doing store detective work in Asda & Tesco,this type of crime wouldnt happen.

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