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Kent Police investigate after Peugeot 107 destroyed in arson attack in Sainsbury's car park

02 September 2014
by Joe Walker

A furious driver is appealing for witnesses after her car was torched in a supermarket car park.

Jo Campion’s Peugeot 107 was set on fire in an early morning arson attack at Sainsbury’s in Kingsmead Road, Canterbury.

Police suspect someone may have tried to destroy evidence after breaking into the car shortly after 2am on Tuesday.

Jo Campion's destroyed Peugeot

Jo Campion's destroyed Peugeot

Restaurant manager Jo, 22, said: “I’d been shopping with my friend and left my car there at about 4pm.

“We went into town and then were nearer home so decided to pick the car up at 10am the next day.

“But at about 9.50am the police knocked on my door and started asking questions about my car. I honestly didn’t know what was going on.

“They then drove me down to my car. They said it had been destroyed but I couldn’t believe how bad it was.

“I’d left a winter coat on the passenger seat and it looks like they’d set that on fire.

"The police said whoever done it may have cut their hand when they smashed the window and wanted to get rid of DNA.

Jo Campion fears the arsonist will strike again

Jo Campion fears the arsonist will strike again

“It’s so annoying because I’d only had the car two years from new and now I have to get a new one.”

Jo, who lives on the city’s Old Tannery development,  hopes the guilty culprits are caught to stop future attacks.

She said: “The police asked if anyone had a vendetta against me, but this was totally random.

“If anyone’s bragging about it or just generally has some information they can come forward and stop this happening to someone else.”

Do you know what happened to Jo’s car? Call police on 101, quoting the reference 02-134.

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