A FAMILY targeted by arsonists is living in fear after their car was destroyed.
A dad, mum and their four-year-old daughter, who did not want to be named for fear of reprisal, have been left devastated by the terrifying attack on Wednesday night.
They found their family car engulfed in flames and the fire quickly spread along their garden fence.
The family, of Meadow Lea, Wrexham, are now worried for their future as the Audi A3, which they only bought three months ago after a lot of hard saving, was their only means of income.
The dad, 35, is currently unemployed and now fears he will be unable to find work without a car. “What has happened to us is just horrible. I can’t believe someone would do this to us.
“Even though it’s happening so much round here at the moment, you never think it will happen to you.”
The fence at the back of the property which separates the family garden from garages and public space at the back was completely destroyed in the fire.
“We feel really exposed now.
“And we’re too scared to be identified in case they come back and burn our house down.”
The fire was discovered just as the family were going to bed and the family pet, an alsatian called Leo, had a lucky escape.
His pen is just yards from the scene of the fire and, if he had not been brought into the house overnight, his owner believes he would have been hurt if not killed. “It was him who alerted me to the fire because he started pacing up and down and looking out the window.
“The most worrying thing is I think I saw people watching the house and they were waiting for the lights to go out.”
North Wales Fire and Rescue were called to the house just before 11.30pm on Wednesday where they found the car well alight and tackled the flames which had spread to the fence and a nearby building.
A spokesman said: “The fire began in the car and was deliberate ignition.
“The flames then spread to a nearby building and damaged eight square metres of fencing.”
North Wales Police confirmed the arson attack and are now appealing for anyone with information to call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.