Shocking video shows car set alight after crashing into Doncaster mum's house

Police are still searching for suspects in an ongoing investigation into an incident where a car was driven into a Doncaster woman’s home and set alight.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 10:30 am

Caroline Smith, 47, said that on Friday, November 6 she was sitting beside the front window in the living room of her flat on Market Street in Highfields, beside the Post Office, when the car crashed into the property.

All the windows in the flat were smashed during the incident and houses on the street were left without gas.

The car was set alight by those who were driving it, who then fled the scene.

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Police were called to Market Street in Highfields, Doncaster, after a car ended up in the front of a property (photo by Vitalijus Zidko)

Ms Smith also told how the car narrowly missed her five-year-old granddaughter, who had been returning home from visiting the shop.

Speaking to the Doncaster Free Press the day after the incident, Ms Smith said: “I’m feeling anxious but I’m OK. The thing I’m most distressed about is that the car nearly ran over my granddaughter.”

A 30 year-old man and a 27 year-old woman were arrested on the 21 November in connection to this incident however have since been released without charge.

Police were called to Market Street in Highfields, Doncaster, after a car ended up in the front of a property (photo by Vitalijus Zidko)

A spokesperson from South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are investigating reports of an arson in the Highfields area of Doncaster.

"At 5pm on Friday 6 November, emergency services were called to Market Street after reports a vehicle had been driven into a property and set alight, causing damage to both the vehicle and the property.

"The occupants of the vehicle are then believed to have fled the scene."

Enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 725 of 6 November 2020.

Police on Market Street in Highfields, Doncaster, after a car ended up in the front of a property (photo by Vitalijus Zidko)