A family from Redditch have been left "shocked" and "gutted" after their cars were completely destroyed in an arson attack. 

The couple, who have asked to remain anonymous, were woken up during the early hours by police who said their car was on fire. 

The blaze, which was initially believed to be an electrical fault, started in one car but quickly spread to the other as crews worked hard to get the fire under control.  

The incident happened on the Woodrow Centre car park behind the pub at around 1am on Wednesday (June 5) with West Mercia Police now treating it as arson. 

The cars were both written off The cars were both written off (Image: NQ)

The daughter of the couple said: "It came as a massive shock to them both, they were gutted. My mom has only had her car since November so not even a year and someone has set it on fire. 

"They use their cars to get to work, to do the shopping and to visit their grandchildren and now they can’t do that because people are so selfish."

The family said nothing like this had ever happened before and they have no idea if they were targeted or if it was a random attack. 

Police have obtained some CCTV footage from the Woodrow Centre with the family saying two males in tracksuits were seen running from the area. 

Police and fire crews attended the scene Police and fire crews attended the scene (Image: NQ)

They are now appealing to the community for information and are asking anyone who might have CCTV or doorbell footage to come forward. 

The couple's daughter said: "I’m gutted for them and the fact they’ve lost not just one car but both cars. If the people that did this to my parents' cars are reading this then I hope you are happy that you have ruined someone's life. 

"If anyone has any information on the fire please contact West Mercia Police. We just want to find these people and bring them to justice. 

"If anyone has any CCTV footage or heard anything then please come forward. Any information no matter how small is a step closer to catching the people that did this."

The family are devastated The family are devastated (Image: NQ)

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We were called to a report of two vehicles on fire at the Woodrow Centre in Redditch at around 1am on June 5. Officers attended the incident which is being treated as arson and an investigation is ongoing."

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) added: "A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crew from Redditch Fire Station was called at 1.05am on June 5 to a small vehicle on fire in Woodrow Centre Car Park, Redditch.

"Two vehicles were well alight and extinguished by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hosereel jets.

"There were no casualties. Police attended as arson was suspected. The incident was marked as pending closure at 2.06am."