An ‘ignited bottle’ was thrown at a driveway on a residential street in Portsmouth.
The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Sunday on Second Avenue in Cosham.
The flaming bottle, which police say had a sock stuck in it, was thrown at a driveway and hit a car damaged the paintwork on its boot.
Police say that the flames were put out quickly and nobody was injured as a result of the attack.
Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 101 quoting the crime reference number *050011.
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