Staffordshire Police have launched an investigation into a suspected arson attack in which a garage has been left without its mobile tyre fitting van.
Owner of car repair and maintenance business, K.B.S Tyres, Kyle Saunders has been left more than £3,000 out of pocket after his van was set on fire while it was parked up outside his own home on Sunday morning.
The first he knew about the incident was when he saw police and firefighters dousing the flames at around 9.30am.
He said: “We bought the van about two months ago because we run a mobile tyre service.
“The first I knew about the fire was when I looked out of the window and saw the fire brigade outside dealing with the flames.
“I could see that the window was smashed and the whole front of the van was black.
“The business is very new, we only launched in March, so this was our only van.#
“Really bad news for our business”
“This is really bad news for our business, it’s going to have a big impact.
“We can operate from the garage and carry on doing things like MOTs and services, but there’s no way we can run our mobile tyre service without a van, and we can’t afford to buy another one.
“It has left us in a terrible situation because we will have to claim through our insurance which means our premium will go through the roof.
“I set up this business to try and get myself back on my feet and now this has happened, I just don’t know what to do.”
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