VIDEO: Footage shows van exploding in suspected arson attack in Littlehampton

Dramatic footage shows a burning van exploding while it is destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Littlehampton.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 12:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:37 pm

The short video clip includes a flash of light and a loud noise from the stationary vehicle, which was set alight in East Street.

An eyewitness said: “It was about 9pm. We looked out of our kitchen window and saw flames rising about 20 feet into the air from the Old Dairy development site.

“We realised it was a work van on fire which had been parked there for a while. I called 999 and my son took the video from our top window.”


Two fire crews from Littlehampton were called to tackle the flames, but the van was completely destroyed in the incident.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the blaze was deliberate ignition.

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