‘It looked like a war zone’: Couple left devastated as car set on fire outside home in Edinburgh’s Ferry Road

A couple have been left devastated after their car was set alight outside their Edinburgh home.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 9:48 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 1:25 pm

Susan Huggan, 53, who lives on Ferry Road with her husband, was awoken early on Tuesday (June 8) when their Ford Fiesta was set on fire.

After the car was completely destroyed, a devastated Susan told the Evening News: “It has been a longstanding dream of ours to own a house in this area, and it's taken us about 20 years to get here.

“We moved in April and we love it here. Our neighbours are absolutely amazing and everyone around here is just really nice.

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The scene on Ferry Road earlier this week after two cars were set on fire.

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“Then, on Tuesday morning, at around 3am, I was awoken by a noise. I looked out my window and our Fiesta, and our neighbour's Mercedes, were on fire.

“We don't know why anyone would want to do something like that to us. We are just a normal couple and don't know anyone around here that well.

“It's been a bit of a trauma to be honest – probably one of the worst days of my life.

“The police were involved and CID came down. They are scouring CCTV, but so far, unfortunately, that hasn't thrown anything up.

“There's never a good time for someone to set your car on fire, but it's just come at a horrific time for us.

“We are renovating the flat, and our cash has gone into that. But the worst thing is, why would anyone want to do that?

“For one thing, you've put people's lives at risk.

“I was sleeping probably about 12 foot from where that car was – and it wasn't just on fire, it was ​seriously ablaze.

“When I first looked out the window, I thought 'have I gone into some kind of time portal here?’ It looked like a war zone out there.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3am on Tuesday, 8 June, police were called to a report of two cars on fire in Ferry Road Edinburgh.

“The incident is being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 0333 of Tuesday, 8 June.”

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