A family who fell prey to an arsonist has made a desperate appeal for a truck so their two sons can get to a stock car racing event at the weekend.
Ross (14) and John Klyn (13) are due to race in the Junior Rods Gold Roofs Championship in Skegness on Sunday – a race they have been waiting all year for – but now have no way of getting there after their parents’ beavertail truck was set on fire last week.
Their mum Sally said they are all devastated after Thursday’s arson attack and the incident has “really spooked” the children.
They were alerted to the fire by a neighbour and the fire brigade was called at 11.55pm. The truck was well alight when they arrived and the house had to be hosed down as well as the bricks were getting very hot.
Mrs Klyn said the police believe someone tried to steal the truck before setting it alight.
In an additional blow, the insurance was frozen on the truck, as the family did not use it that often, and so wasn’t covered at the time of the fire.
Mr Klyn holds a Class C+E driving licence so he can drive a large vehicle. They are hoping someone will come forward and loan them a vehicle for this weekend so the boys can attend their race.
If anyone can help the Klyn family, please contact the Citizen newsdesk on 01945-586133.
• If you have any information about the incident, please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.