THESE photos show burnt out cars following a record spate of arson ‘firebomb’ attacks across south Worcestershire.

Police believe attackers may have used a catapult or BB gun to break car windows before setting them ablaze using lighter fluid.

The arsons peaked on Thursday overnight into Friday of last week but more attacks involving broken windows happened on Monday into Tuesday of this week.

Attacks have been reported in Worcester, Malvern, Claines, Fernhill Heath, Tibberton, Crowle, Flyford Flavell, Naunton Beauchamp, Himbleton, Powick, Droitwich, Pinvin, Broadwas, Broughton Hackett and Upton.

So far 39 cars have been targeted though the vast majority of the attacks have not involved arson. Nine have involved fires beings started in cars in Himbleton, Crowle, Claines, Tibberton, Flyford Flavell, Naunton Beauchamp and Pinvin.

West Mercia Police is appealing for the public’s help by supplying CCTV or other information to identify them. DI Dave Knight said all the attacks were being linked and added: “The scale is unprecedented and rare in South Worcestershire.

“It is thought that the offender or offenders are using a vehicle and may be firing stones with a catapult or similar. Some of the vehicles are also being set alight. The damage that the offenders are causing is resulting in great distress, disruption, and anxiety to the public and the sooner police are able to bring the offender(s) to justice the better.

"There are a number of more historic offences that police are also considering as part of the series.”

Those with information can call police on 101 or 999 if the crime is underway. If you have any information use reference 22/25933/19