The remains of yet another stolen car, arson incident, on the sea front grass, just to the west of Westbrook's Barnes avenue car park this morning.
It's another Mercedes, this time a 4*4 and completely burned-out in a sooty black mess, now covering my dog's paws. The only means of identifying the vehicle was the manufacturers badge on the bonnet.
I've spoken with the police who are aware of it and will be placing a tape around it later and have asked for the council to remove what's left of the vehicle on Monday.
Although the area under the cliff is well-hidden from the Royal Esplanade, I'm surprised that nobody head or saw anything. Looking at the tracks on the grass above the cliff, it looks as if whoever stole the vehicle did a little 4*4 driving practice before it was set ablaze!
Although the police will not concede a pattern of crime without proper supporting evidence, as an amateur sleuth, I would be inclined to see a potential connection between two stolen Mercedes cars burned-out in exactly the same spot in a very short period of time.
If you did hear or see anything on Friday night, such as a fuel tank exploding in the vicinity of Barnes avenue car park, please do contact the police with any information you might have. I'm concerned that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place without a purpose and wondering when we'll possibly see #3 if the car thief isn't caught.