‘It was an inferno’ Chris Packham left shaken by car blast attack outside country home

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Chris Packham, 60, was alone in the house when a Land Rover was turned into an inferno and exploded shortly after. Balaclava-clad thugs drove the vehicle to the BBC Springwatch presenter’s remote country home and set fire to it before fleeing in a getaway car just after midnight on Friday.

Speaking The Mirror, the anti-hunting campaigner said: “I’d gone to bed and absolutely crashed out, literally crashed out, zonked.

“The gate isn’t visible from the bedroom but of course when it exploded, it went off with a massive bang which woke me and the dogs up.

“It was an inferno. The neighbours called the fire brigade and they turned up and put it out. The police turned up a bit later.”

The explosion set fire to the gate and fence of his property in Hampshire’s New Forest.

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