Two cars were set on fire in Sywell Road in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, in what is believed to be a racially aggravated attack on Wednesday 2nd October 2013.
A white Audi A5 convertible and a silver Mercedes-Benz Vito van that were parked at the side of Wellingborough Indians Cricket Club on Sywell Road at about 10.45pm were set on fire and destroyed.
The fire also caused damage to the clubhouse. At the time of the incident there were members of the cricket club inside the clubhouse and if quick action had not have been taken the consequences of the arson may have led to serious injury or even fatalities.
At the time of the incident a vehicle was heard to leave at speed from a nearby lay-by which is locally known as Moonshine Gap. This vehicle is believed to have turned back towards the Park Farm industrial estate.
This incident follows a previous attack on the Cricket Club building itself where racist graffiti was spray painted. This occurred on Thursday 19th September.
Police are not ruling out a link between these two incidents and a previous incident where racist graffiti was also sprayed on the building.
The Cricket Club has been running for 26 years and is a family-friendly, open to all, members club. The affect of the graffiti and the arson attacks have had a huge impact on club members, their families and the wider community, including the Old Grammarians Rugby Club.
Northamptonshire Police do believe that amongst the local population, there is likely to be someone who may be able to provide information in relation to who is responsible for these crimes or have information that may lead to the arrest of those suspected.
If you have information please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via our Anonymous Online Form.
If you are a witness to this incident however or if you would like to talk to the Police please call Northamptonshire Police Hate Crime Unit on 101 extension 341024.