24 November 2015

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered through us for information after arsonists set fire to 10 lorries belonging to Penwarden Haulage in Epsom.

The 25-year-old family business has been devastated by the damage, which has left nine of the vehicles unrepairable.

“This is a family run company of 25 years and we have never had anything like this happen to us before. We do not know why anyone would do this to us.”

- Luke Penwarden, from Penwarden Haulage

See more CCTV footage on Crimestoppers' YouTube channel.

CCTV images shows 2 hooded men, believed to be aged between 20 and 30, breaking into the front of the haulage yard around 3.32am on Saturday October 3.

The pair are seen trying to open the lorries before throwing bricks at the windows and an object that sets the vehicles alight.

One Premier Skips lorry parked at the site was also set alight during the incident and has suffered unrepairable damage as a result.

Both suspects fled the scene at around 4.15am before firefighters arrived to tackle the blazes.

Penwarden is now offering the reward through Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible.

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“This was an incredibly reckless act, which has devastated a family business.

“It is vital the individuals responsible are brought to justice to ensure that they cannot strike again.

“There are people out there who know who the culprits are and I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

“We don’t take personal details and we cannot trace calls or information given online. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know.”

 - Julia Hughes, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Surrey

Do you know who is responsible?

If you have any information contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form