Arson attack in Wellingborough could be racist

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Arsonists torched two cars in another attack, believed to be racially aggravated, at a cricket club.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two cars were set on fire in what police think could be a racially aggravated attack in Sywell Road, Wellingborough, last night.

A white Audi A5 convertible and a silver Mercedes-Benz Vito van parked at the side of Wellingborough Indians Cricket Club were set on fire and destroyed at about 10.45pm on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said: “A vehicle was heard to take off at speed from a nearby lay-by on the Moonshine Gap at the time of the incident and is thought to have turned back towards the Park Farm industrial estate.

“This incident follows a recent attack on the cricket club building itself where racist graffiti was spray painted. This happened on Thursday, September 19.

“Police are not ruling out a link between the two incidents and a similar one last September where racist graffiti was also sprayed on the building.”

The cricket Club has been running for 26 years and is a family friendly members club.

It is affiliated to and has links with the Old Grammarians Rugby Club.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.