A SCARED family saw their horsebox go up in flames after it was attacked by arsonists who also doused power tools in petrol on farmland.

The horsebox was destroyed in the fire on farmland in Kersoe, near Elmley Castle, at about 10.15pm on land belonging to Troy Halford.

An outbuilding containing valuable power tools was also broken into and petrol was doused over the tools - but it did not appear to have been ignited.

Alaina Halford, Mr Halford's mother, said the situation has been "awful" to deal with and very "scary".

She said: "The horsebox was burnt to pieces and was burning for a good five to 10 minutes before we were first alerted.

"Police and fire came out at the time and have returned to do some forensics as well.

"In the shed, there was so much petrol poured over the tools.

"We have no idea why nothing was taken or set on fire.

"It is as if they gave up or potentially got scared off after cutting the frame around the lock to enter the shed."

Miss Halford said they will now be putting up cameras in the area and also appealed for help from people living nearby.

She said: "We have no CCTV in place currently so that is something that I will be putting in place in the coming days.

"If any local businesses or homeowners have their own CCTV in the area, it could really help us find out what happened."

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

They said: "We are currently investigating arson of property on an allotment that was set alight in Kersoe, Elmley Castle, on Sunday, November 19.

"No arrests have currently been made, but anyone with any information that could help with enquiries is asked to contact the police."

Two Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Evesham Fire Station were called to the fire at 10.23pm.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is suspected to have been deliberate.

They said: "A large horsebox was well alight and crews used a hose reel jet, with two firefighters in breathing apparatus, to fight the fire.

"A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hot spots.

"The incident was suspected to be deliberate and police also attended.

"There were no casualties and the incident was marked as pending closure at 12.22am".

Anyone with information is being asked to contact West Mercia Police, using crime reference number: 22/108509-23.