Joyriders or poachers torch car at beauty sport

Daily Echo: Joyriders or poachers torch car Joyriders or poachers torch car

SUSPECTED joyriders or poachers torched a car after getting trapped in a field at a Hampshire beauty spot.

Firefighters doused the flames that wrecked the stolen 4x4 dumped by a hedge at Cheesefoot Head on the A272 near Winchester.

Crew manager Vince Barnes of Winchester Fire Station, said: “It was definitely arson. They could have been up there hare coursing and then couldn’t get back out.”

Landowner Peveril Bruce, of Matterley Estate, said: “They were up to no good cruising around my farm. They tried to get out at the top corner and hit the bank and hedge and got stuck, so they set fire to it to remove as much evidence as they could.

“Hare coursing is usually in the day but they could have been after deer.

“It is my responsibility to get rid of it as it is on private land.

We will put it in a skip and it will go to scrap. It’s irritating; they have driven over crops without giving it a moment’s thought,”

added Mr Bruce.

He said the police had told him they had made no arrests.

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10:09am Thu 2 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

Probably poachers who are scumbags.
Probably poachers who are scumbags. ToastyTea

12:08pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Probably poachers who are scumbags.
I agree, but any body that drives a 4X4 over farmland, which doesn't belong to them, get stuck and torch the car are scum bags. Being a poacher or joyrider only adds to the level of scum bag.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Probably poachers who are scumbags.[/p][/quote]I agree, but any body that drives a 4X4 over farmland, which doesn't belong to them, get stuck and torch the car are scum bags. Being a poacher or joyrider only adds to the level of scum bag. Sir Ad E Noid

1:57pm Thu 2 Jan 14

durkiboy says...

"Joyriders or poachers torch car at beauty sport"

Cracking headline again DE.........
"Joyriders or poachers torch car at beauty sport" Cracking headline again DE......... durkiboy

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