A grandfather of two whose car was destroyed in an arson attack outside his home says he fears for his family’s safety.

Police have confirmed they are investigating suspected arson attacks on cars outside homes in Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough and Montagu Road, Datchet in the early hours of Wednesday morning last week.

General Ruprah, 68, a retired electrician with Southern Electric, said his Kia car in Shaggy Calf Lane was set on fire at about 2.40am. A neighbour spotted the smoke and called the emergency services.

Mr Ruprah said he has given the police footage recorded on his a security camera of two men walking up to his car. He fears the blaze could easily have spread to his house only feet away putting his wife and son’s life at risk.

His two year old granddaughter was also staying with him that day.

Mr Ruprah says he has suffered further harassment since the arson attack. Two days after his car was attacked paint was thrown over his son’s car and this Tuesday morning similar paint was thrown at his front bay.

He says he feels scared to go to bed and feels he must try and monitor the house 24 hours a day.

He said: “It is making my life a misery. It is torture mentally. Mentally they are trying to destroy me - it is just one thing after another. I came to England 50 years ago after growing up in a third world country. But nothing like this ever happened to me there. I thought there was law and order in England but it seems like a jungle when two men can just walk up to my car and set fire to it.”

Firefighters attended a second suspected arson in Montagu Road, Datchet at about 4am the same morning as the attack on Mr Ruprah’s car. It was a similar attack with a car apparently set fire to outside the owner’s home.

Mr Ruprah knows the owner of the second car. Both men are Sikhs who worship at the Ramgarhia Gurdwara in Woodland Avenue, Slough.