Vehicle set on fire during Ripon arson attack

A Kia motor car was set on between 10pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday 24 September 2014, after the suspects smashed the rear window and threw petrol into the vehicle which was parked on the owner’s drive in Whitcliffe Grove. The vehicle sustained extensive damaged in the attack.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously, in particular, they want to speak to the occupants of a large, dark coloured vehicle seen in the area at the time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID. Or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12140164685 when passing on information.

Officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local people.

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