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The car was ruthlessly set on fire on one of Merseyside’s most expensive streets

A car went up in flames after being set on fire on one of Merseyside’s most expensive streets.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services were called to Victoria Road in Formby on Saturday to report that a blue Vauxhall had been set on fire.

Firefighters put out the fire, which is reported to have occurred between 6.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m., and caused significant damage to the car.

A Merseyside Police Department spokesman said no one was injured during the incident, but a number of people who were in the area at the time were in danger.

Research is currently being carried out to identify those responsible for reporting the fire.

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the area or caught something on camera is asked to report and contact the police.

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Sergeant Chris Hughes said, “Fortunately no one was injured in this incident, but there are a number of people parked nearby and walking in the area who have been endangered by this reckless behavior.

“If you saw or heard anything in the Formby Pinewoods area between 6.15pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, or recorded something on a cell phone video or dash cam, please report and we will take action.

“Regardless of whether you contact us directly or anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers, rest assured that your information will be processed.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Merseyside Police Social Media Desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Center. You can also call 101 using the reference number 21000262292 or contact the independent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.

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