Car set on fire in Barnsbury road rage incident

An angry driver set a car alight during a suspected road-rage incident in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday) morning, police revealed.

Two cars, a blue Volkswagen Polo and a silver Ford C-Max, collided and the drivers are believed to have started arguing, leading to the Polo being set on fire outside Thornhill Houses, on Offord Road, Barnsbury, at around 12.30am.

A 47-year-old man drove off before police arrived, but was later arrested on suspicion of arson.

Two fire engines and a rescue unit went to the accident scene.

No one was trapped or injured but the car which caught fire was left a burnt out wreck.

Police ask anyone with information on this incident to contact Detective Constable Jason Cole on 020 7421 0296 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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