Arsonist sets family's car on fire outside their Harrogate home

Police in Harrogate (s)
Police in Harrogate (s)

An arsonist who set a car on fire outside the family's home in Harrogate on Thursday, November 5, is being hunted by police.

The car was parked on Teasel Grove on the owner's drive when the suspect set it alight at around 1am, causing substantial damage.

Police warned that the attack could have been 'much worse' as it was parked a metre or two from the family home.

Enquiries are currently ongoing and police are appealing for information of any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the Jennyfields area on the evening of the offence.

Anyone with information should contact 101, select option 2, and ask for PC Neil Sisson. You can also email

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12150196356.