Man arrested after police car set on fire in Hulverston Road, Sutton

This Is Local London: The police car was set on fire shortly before 10pm The police car was set on fire shortly before 10pm

A man has been arrested after a police car was set on fire in last night.

It is believed officers were attending reports of anti-social behaviour when the incident happened shortly before 10pm in Hulverston Close, Sutton.

Firefighters were called to the scene where a crowd of people had gathered and were watching the police car burn.

The crew from Sutton fire station used a hose reel to put the car out.

The police car was badly damaged in the blaze and has been removed. The man who was arrested is in his 30s and is being questioned by officers at Sutton police station.

 

 

Comments (12)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:36am Mon 22 Jul 13

Brianfromsutton says...

Worrying times!

Shameless has ended on Channel 4... so it turns into real life in Sutton!!
Worrying times! Shameless has ended on Channel 4... so it turns into real life in Sutton!! Brianfromsutton

10:19am Mon 22 Jul 13

AlexTB says...

That is one less car that could have been used to respond to 999 emergency calls.
That is one less car that could have been used to respond to 999 emergency calls. AlexTB

10:21am Mon 22 Jul 13

Sutton53 says...

Give the bill for a new Police-Car to the perpetrator. Though I doubt they have the funds to recompense the Met and the tax-payer will be footing the bill for their crime.
Give the bill for a new Police-Car to the perpetrator. Though I doubt they have the funds to recompense the Met and the tax-payer will be footing the bill for their crime. Sutton53

1:13pm Mon 22 Jul 13

madmidget says...

Rubbish!! That police car was parked there since Thursday. This is a good estate with good neighbours. The police hardly patrol here
Rubbish!! That police car was parked there since Thursday. This is a good estate with good neighbours. The police hardly patrol here madmidget

2:58pm Mon 22 Jul 13

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Can't believe your defending torching any car just because it's been parked for a few days.

Antisocial behaviour is one thing, but arson is a very serious offence. In California earlier this year, it attracted the death penalty for one offender.

Think on!
Can't believe your defending torching any car just because it's been parked for a few days. Antisocial behaviour is one thing, but arson is a very serious offence. In California earlier this year, it attracted the death penalty for one offender. Think on! Mr Flange of Wallington

3:09pm Mon 22 Jul 13

AlexTB says...

madmidget really is MADmidget.

Regardless of whether a car is there for 5 minutes or for days, does NOT justify it being set alight.

I also can't imagine a Police car being left there for days.

The Police vehicles are always in use.

We were not born yesterday.
madmidget really is MADmidget. Regardless of whether a car is there for 5 minutes or for days, does NOT justify it being set alight. I also can't imagine a Police car being left there for days. The Police vehicles are always in use. We were not born yesterday. AlexTB

3:23pm Mon 22 Jul 13

working mum121 says...

AlexTB- that police car was parked there Thursday and hadn't moved till last night I know this as I am a resident,
AlexTB- that police car was parked there Thursday and hadn't moved till last night I know this as I am a resident, working mum121

3:52pm Mon 22 Jul 13

madmidget says...

I am not MAD, nor am I defending the person who set the car alight... As usual the report is inconsistent. Maybe the police were here for anti social behaviour but they never came in that police car as it had been parked there for days. FACT!

Shabby reporting!
I am not MAD, nor am I defending the person who set the car alight... As usual the report is inconsistent. Maybe the police were here for anti social behaviour but they never came in that police car as it had been parked there for days. FACT! Shabby reporting! madmidget

2:25pm Wed 24 Jul 13

TheSamantha says...

@AlexTB

I will also confirm that the police car had been parked there since Wednesday/Thursday as I've walked past it every day. And not only that, it was taking up a parking space in an area that is already incredibly busy.

This however, does not justify it being set-alight, although one does have to question why exactly such a 'valuable' police car had been left there for nearly week?

Also @AlexTB, your attitude towards people who may actually be more aware about this particular incident is pretty disgusting.
@AlexTB I will also confirm that the police car had been parked there since Wednesday/Thursday as I've walked past it every day. And not only that, it was taking up a parking space in an area that is already incredibly busy. This however, does not justify it being set-alight, although one does have to question why exactly such a 'valuable' police car had been left there for nearly week? Also @AlexTB, your attitude towards people who may actually be more aware about this particular incident is pretty disgusting. TheSamantha

2:46pm Wed 24 Jul 13

emelem says...

what does it matter how long it was there for? if it was parked in such a way it disrupted any flow of traffic, then yeah, it should have been moved, but the amount of time it was there doesn't matter.

seems some are missing the point that police had to -once again- tend to people choosing not to behave themselves...who *then* set a car on fire!! a lot of unsettling activity comes out of this stretch of neighbourhood...
perhaps it needs to be patrolled *more*
what does it matter how long it was there for? if it was parked in such a way it disrupted any flow of traffic, then yeah, it should have been moved, but the amount of time it was there doesn't matter. seems some are missing the point that police had to -once again- tend to people choosing not to behave themselves...who *then* set a car on fire!! a lot of unsettling activity comes out of this stretch of neighbourhood... perhaps it needs to be patrolled *more* emelem

5:21pm Wed 24 Jul 13

madmidget says...

emelem, of course it matters how long it was parked there for! Also why was it parked there for so long? There were no major incidents to warrant a police car to be left for that long.
No one is missing the point except those people that don't live here.
They were not attending 'people not behaving themselves' it was a person, 1 adult. Also a lot of the 'unsettling activity' is not from the residents that live here but people from other areas coming onto the estate.
emelem, of course it matters how long it was parked there for! Also why was it parked there for so long? There were no major incidents to warrant a police car to be left for that long. No one is missing the point except those people that don't live here. They were not attending 'people not behaving themselves' it was a person, 1 adult. Also a lot of the 'unsettling activity' is not from the residents that live here but people from other areas coming onto the estate. madmidget

7:12am Thu 25 Jul 13

emelem says...

maybe it was a test to see how long it would take for someone to mess with it. 3 days. gotta be a record.
maybe it was a test to see how long it would take for someone to mess with it. 3 days. gotta be a record. emelem

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree