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Vehicle Arson

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Overview

You can report a case of vehicle arson online by clicking the above link.

In the event of a fire which you suspect to be arson you should:

  • Always call the fire brigade [by dialling 999] even when it appears a fire has gone out.
  • Contact the local police either by dialling 999 in a case of emergency or the general 0345113 5000 if there is no longer any immediate danger

If you have information relating to the cause of, or person responsible for an arson but are reluctant to provide your own details you can also phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Essential Information
    • In Emergencies - 999
    • West Midlands Police - 0345 113 5000 (Emergencies - 999)
    • West Midlands Fire Department - 0121 380 7404 (Emergencies - 999)
    • Crimestoppers (Police) - 0800 555 111
    • Sandwell And Dudley Council ASB Line - 0845 359 7500
    • Solihull Council Switchboard - 0121 704 6000
    • Wolverhampton Council ASB Line - 01902 552 188
    • Walsall Council Main switchboard - 01922 650000
    • Coventry City Council ASB Line - 0845 605 2222
  • We have set up the Community Safety Partnership, a specialist team that deals with Antisocial Behaviour across the city.

    In the first instance, so long as it's safe, we will always advise you to speak directly with whoever is causing the problem.

    Many disputes between neighbours could be resolved just by talking to each other. Your neighbour may not even realise that they’re causing a nuisance.

    If you’re being subjected to persistent Antisocial Behaviour, we’ll then refer your complaint either to the Community Safety Partnership or the council department best placed to deal with your specific issue.

    If you’re a tenant of a registered social landlord, we may give you their contact details, if the matter is something that they have the power to deal with.

    In an emergency you should always call 999 and report the matter to the police.

  • The Police and the Fire Service will require as much information as possible:

    • The exact location of the vehicle
    • When you discovered the fire
    • Whether the property or vehicle has been set on fire
    • Whether you have seen anything suspicious, or any unauthorised persons accessing the vehicle
    • Whether you know of any witnesses to the fire
    • The make, colour and registration number of the vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • You may either contact your local police force or report it to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

    • Contact West Midlands Fire Service [by dialling 999 system] even when it appears a fire may have self extinguished.

    • Yes you should contact your local police either using the 999 number in a case of emergency or the general 0845 1135000 if there is no longer any immediate danger.

    • It is important that you gather as much information as possible when reporting arson such as:

      • The exact location of the vehicle
      • Whether the vehicle has been set on fire
      • The make, colour and registration number of the vehicle
      • Whether you have seen anything suspicious, or any unauthorised persons accessing the vehicle
    • You should report any threats of arson to the police on 999 if the threat is immediate or 0845 1135000 if the threat isn't immediate and ask for your local station.

    • We can only investigate incidents that happen in Birmingham. If the incident happened somewhere else, then you should notify the relevant local authority, or the police.

    • In some circumstances the councils service may be able to help resolve problems before they become full disputes. Even if there is a history of problems between the parties, Mediation can be useful in helping to resolve them.

    • We will respond to your complaint within one working day if it is a very serious complaint (category A) such as harassment, violence or threat of violence or a hate crime. We will respond to your complaint within five working days if it is a serious complaint (category B) such as threats or threatening behaviour, or intimidating behaviour from groups or individuals. We will also give you the name of the local officer who is looking into your complaint.

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