Arson investigation after elderly man's mobility scooter set-alight

An elderly man has been left without his mobility scooter after it was deliberately set-alight, say fire services.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th February 2017, 8:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:37 pm
The scooter was set alight outside a property on Hornby Road
The scooter was set alight outside a property on Hornby Road

Fire fighters were called to reports of a blaze outside a property on Hornby Road in Blackpool at around 8.30pm on 19 February.

Crew Manager Glenn Thwaites said: "We arrived to find a mobility scooter on fire.

"One engine from Blackpool attended and used a hose-reel to extinguish the flames.

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"Neighbours reported seeing youths running away from the scene and police are now investigating.

"The mobility scooter was completely destroyed by the fire."

Nobody was injured during the incident.