A woman has been left “terrified” after a man torched her vehicle in a Dundee cul-de-sac.
Emergency crews were called to Finella Terrace in the Fintry area of the city at around 1am on Sunday.
The victim’s BMW was destroyed during the incident, with one man in dark clothing seen fleeing into a waiting vehicle towards Fintry Drive.
While no injuries have been reported so far, it is believed the person responsible inadvertently set himself on fire after the vehicle was alight.
The woman, who did not wish to be identified, says the man was trying to “get the flames off him” as he fled.
‘Terrifying someone would want to do this’
She said: “The vehicle has been destroyed. It blew up with my baby’s buggy inside it and a few other things.
“There was a brick thrown through my living room window as well.
“I was shocked when I was saw footage of the person on fire, they were struggling to get the flames off them.
“It’s absolutely terrifying someone would want to do this to me and my baby.
“One person has been caught on camera.
“Neighbours said the person jumped in a car waiting for him and they took off.”
A neighbour said remnants of burnt clothing were recovered by officers over the weekend.
Detective Constable Fergus Wilson says the motive for the attack is not yet known.
Hunt for man in dark hooded top and bottoms
He said: “We believe the fire was set between 12.30 and 1am.
“Thankfully neighbours saw the fire and emergency services were called before the fire spread further into the home.
“The motive for this attack has yet to be established and we are appealing for anyone, who has not yet come forward to police, to get in touch.
As you can imagine the car owner, and indeed neighbours, have been left quite shaken by what has happened
“From our inquiries so far, a man, dressed in a dark hooded top and tracksuit bottoms, is seen running from the car as it catches fire.
“He gets into a waiting car which is driven off at speed towards Fintry Drive.
“As you can imagine the car owner, and indeed neighbours, have been left quite shaken by what has happened and it is imperative that we catch whoever is responsible.”
Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting the reference number 0272.