Mobile speed camera van, burnt out in the Irish Republic.
A workman is lucky to be alive to-day when the van he was inside, was set on fire and destroyed.
A speed detection van was burnt out with one male operator inside.
One of the country’s new vans has been set on fire while the driver was inside.
The occupant narrowly escaped injury as the van was quickly engulfed in flames after the front seats were set on fire.
Gardai are treating the attack on the marked mobile speed van near Dundalk as arson.
The sole occupant of the van was in the back of the vehicle carrying out a survey of a stretch of the Dundalk to Carrickmacross Road at the time.
He did not hear a window in the front of the van being smashed and was forced to flee from the van when he smelled smoke.
A spokesman for Dundalk Gardai said they are “treating the incident as arson” and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
The van was completely burnt out and destroyed. It was removed from the scene at about 8am today.
Gardai are looking for a silver car and its two occupants, who are suspected of carrying out the attack.
Full report from the Dundalk Herald Newspaper.