ARSONISTS torched a family's car on Wednesday, making it roll downhill and smash into an empty house.
The drama began when Mohammed, 26, and Ayesha Hussain, 23, of Richmond Hill Street, Accrington were woken up by neighbours in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
They were told their Honda Civic had been set on fire and had then rolled downhill, crashing into an empty house on nearby Marsden Street.
Firefighters and police were called out and officers managed to put the fire out and take the car away to be examined.
It is believed the culprits broke into the car at around 6.15am and set it on fire, although it is not yet clear what fuel they used.
The fire spread throughout the car and damaged the handbrake and footbrake, causing the car to roll downhill.
Mr Hussain, who has children Yasmin, four, and Yassain, three, said: "I was asleep when my neighbour woke me up to ask if I knew about the car.
"I have no idea who could have done this and nothing like it has ever happened before, although some of the cars on the street have been scratched in the past.
"I am very upset about it and now I am just waiting for the insurance to sort it out."
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said that if there were any witnesses to the incident they could call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.