Car stolen in Branston burglary set on fire in Lincoln park

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A car stolen in a burglary from a home in Branston village was later set on fire in a Lincoln park.

The initial burglary happened overnight between May 29 and 30 on Earlsfield in Branston, while the occupiers slept.

Offenders broke into the property, stole an amount of cash, binoculars, a purse, a handbag, a mobile phone, car keys, and drove away with a red Skoda Octavia.

The occupier reported the incident (number 70 of May 30) at around 8.20am.

Meanwhile, the Skoda Octavia stolen in the burglary was driven on a pathway near Sycamore Close in Lincoln, leading into Hartsholme Park.

The car was then set on fire. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended the blaze at 4.36am, using one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

No-one was injured in the incident, which police consider to be arson (incident 50 of May 30). The car was completely destroyed in the blaze.

It is not known at this stage if the arson is related to the five other cars set alight in the area over the past month.

Anyone with any information on the burglary or arson should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting the incident numbers provided.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

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