Blazing car aimed at family's caravan

PUBLISHED: 10:51 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

The Old Cartwheel Nursery site where a caravan was threatened by a blazing stolen car

The Old Cartwheel Nursery site where a caravan was threatened by a blazing stolen car

A family are living in fear of their lives after a second attack on their caravan home in eight weeks. The couple were lucky to escape unhurt after a shotgun was fired at the front door of their caravan parked on the site at the Old Cartwheel Nursery on t

A family are living in fear of their lives after a second attack on their caravan home in eight weeks.

The couple were lucky to escape unhurt after a shotgun was fired at the front door of their caravan parked on the site at the Old Cartwheel Nursery on the A1 in Sandy in September.

On Sunday night the family was targeted again when a stolen blazing car was pushed towards their caravan.

The car, an H-registered Ford Escort, had been stolen earlier in the day in Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade before being driven to the caravan site and then torched.

Firefighters from Sandy managed to put the fire out before it could cause any damage to the caravan and the family escaped unhurt.

Police say they have been unable to uncover any motive why the family is being targeted in such a violent way and the family also remains baffled by the attacks.

The vehicle used in the incident has been recovered by the police scenes of crime team and is now being forensically examined to try and find any clues as to who might have been responsible for this latest attack at the caravan site.

Det Sgt Tim Redfearn, who is investigating the incident, said: "This was another frightening incident for this family.

"They cannot understand why this is happening to them and we are very concerned for them. I'm looking for anyone who can help with information or might have seen this incident on Sunday night, or indeed anyone who might have seen the red Escort being driven around the area before it was set on fire.

"Some details are still sketchy until we get further into the enquiry but at this early stage we would like to make people aware of the attack and our appeal for information."

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Redfearn or Dc Phil Raikes on 01234 275332 or Crime-stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police are also looking for two violins and a Yamaha keyboard which were stolen from the Escort and want to hear from anyone who has been offered cheap musical instruments.

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