A car was set on fire and tyres of another vehicle slashed on a night of vehicle vandalism in a suburb of Swansea.

Firefighters responded to an emergency call after a car was torched in Lion Street, Waun Wen . The blaze was captured in a dramatic video.

Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was started deliberately.

On the same night, another vehicle in adjoining road, Bryn Melyn Street, had three of its tyres slashed.

Police have launched an appeal for information.

The incidents are just the latest example of car crime in the city, following a spate of break-ins in Uplands and Brynmill , and vandalism in other parts of Castle ward.

Castle ward councillor Erika Kirchner said: “These sort of actions are hugely upsetting for the owners, as life is hard enough to have something like this happening to their vehicles.

“It is difficult to know what to do. Perhaps we need to identify hotspots and look into the feasability of getting more CCTV cameras in place”. 

A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “On Sunday, February 16, at 12.03am, firefighters from Swansea West attended a vehicle fire in Lion Street, Waun Wen, Swansea.

A still from a video of a car fire in Waun Wen, Swansea

“The police were also in attendance

“The fire service extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and left the incident at 1.01am.

“The cause of the fire was deliberate”.

A South Wales Police spokesman added: “We received a report of tyres of a car being damaged in Bryn Melyn Street overnight February 15 to 16.

“If anyone has any information, we ask them to call 101, quoting occurrence 2000058085”.