Police appeal for information after Dudley car fire

Stephen Burden, aged 30 is wanted in connection with the incident.

We have released images of two men we want to speak to after a man suffered serious injuries in a car fire at a petrol station in Dudley last Thursday.

The 20-year-old was doused in petrol and set on fire as he was sitting in a car on the forecourt of Texaco service station on Himley Road, Brierley Hill at around 7pm. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Detectives want to speak to Stephen Burden, aged 30 who is wanted in connection with the incident. Burden - who has links to Wednesbury - is pictured on CCTV wearing a Nike Air sweatshirt. A second man is also sought in connection with the attack. He is pictured wearing a blue Adidas sweatshirt.

Anyone who spots Burden or has any information about his whereabouts should not approach him, but contact police urgently on 999. Detective Inspector Jackie Nicholson, from Force CID, said:

“We urgently need to speak to both these men and I would like to appeal to them directly to make contact as soon as possible. We have trawled CCTV in the area, spoken to a number of witnesses and our enquiries are ongoing.

A second suspect (pictured) is also being sought in relation to the attack.

“If anyone has any information about where Burden may be, or has any information on the second suspect, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101 or Live Chat via our website west-midlands.police.uk quoting crime reference 20/518813/22.


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