Ferrari burnt out after 'possible arson attack' in Emerson Park
PUBLISHED: 08:13 07 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:13 07 September 2016
Jaimee Spraggon (taken from Twitter)
A Ferrari parked on a drive was left "burnt out" after a suspected arson attack in the early hours of the morning.
Firefighters were called to Nelmes Crescent, Emerson Park, in the early hours of this morning to find a car on fire on a residential driveway.
A spokesman for Hornchurch fire station, who responded to the call, said: “It was a Ferrari on someone’s drive that had been totally burnt out.
“There was a can of petrol left next to it and it looked as if someone had poured petrol over it and set it alight.
“We put out the fire and alerted the Police, who came and took charge of the scene from there.”
On Twitter, residents described hearing “large gun-shot like noises” and claimed to have seen “flames above the house” the car was parked in front of.
Another described it as a “possible arson attack”.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police could only confirm that they were called to Nelmes Crescent by the London Fire Brigade at 3.18 this morning to reports of a car on fire.
Enquiries are ongoing.