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Mum loses £20k business after men hurl Molotov cocktails at food truck

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A woman has been left ‘traumatised’ following an incident which saw two men hurl flaming Molotov cocktails at her food truck. Sharon Jolley, who is the co-owner of the food truck with her husband Mike, says she had only just started the venture, which was beginning to make money.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the family are now calling for the police and public’s help in finding the culprits who torched the snack van, with the pair still on the run a few weeks after the attack, at about 11pm in Rosebridge Court, Ince.

According to, Mike, 53: “The snack van has been burned to the ground and now we’re £20k out of pocket. My wife’s business has gone down the pan, we haven’t got money to go buy another snack van and these people are still running around.

“My wife is traumatised, the snack van was a new venture that began at the beginning of lockdown. It was making half decent money and we’ve lost all of that now.

“She’s lost her business, it’s gone, that’s it. We’re not after any sympathy or anything like that, we just need justice.”

A GMFRS spokesperson said: “At around 11pm on Wednesday, 14 th September, firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on Rosebridge Court in Ince.

“One fire engine from Hindley quickly attended the scene, where they found a fire involving a catering van in a car park. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked swiftly to remove gas cannisters from the vehicle, and used two hose reels to extinguish the flames.

“Firefighters remained at the scene for around an hour before handing over to colleagues from Greater Manchester Police.”

A spokesperson for GMP said: “GMP are investigating and no arrests have been made as of yet.”

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