Smithy Family did NOT start blaze that gutted dream home, cops say

POLICE have said the Smithy Family did NOT start the blaze that engulfed their family home.

A Met Police spokesperson slammed allegations from cruel trolls the fire that destroyed the TikTok stars' house was started by them as "baseless".

The Smithy Family were left "devastated" when their South East London house went up in flames after thugs set fire to their car on July 14.

The family, who have 2.8million followers on TikTok, say they won't be able to return to the family home following the blaze in Welling.

Dad Nick, 33, revealed their soaring popularity had led to attacks after their address was leaked online.

Escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways were sent to the house by pranksters and stones chucked at the window where his new-born son was sitting, he said.

Following the horrific fire, the family were targeted online by trolls who accused them of setting the flames themselves.

But Detective Sergeant Danny Banks, from the Met's Serious and Complex Investigations Unit, said: "The victims in this incident are prominent on social media and have suffered a hugely distressing ordeal.

"Not least because they have lost their home, but have also since suffered baseless allegations on social media that they are responsible for this incident.

"I am happy to state that they are not and remain supportive of our investigation. It is vital we hear from anyone with information."

Cops are currently trying to trace the owner of a light blue Fiat Punto, who they believe could be a suspect.

The car has a dent in the front right wheel arch and is believed to be in the South East London area including Welling, Bexleyheath, Dartford or Greenwich.

Chilling footage released by the family showed the moment two yobs set fire to the family's Ford Mondeo on the driveway just before 11pm.

Nick, whose family could be heard screaming as the car erupts in a fireball, said the cowardly attackers were armed with a "milk bottle full of accelerant".

And he urged anyone with information about the thugs – one of whom may have burn injuries to his arm – to come forward.

Nick told The Sun: "I have a six-week-old baby, and my two daughters, and my kid and my partner’s kid brother, all living with us.

"We couldn’t even get out the front door, it was just ablaze so quickly, it was such a panic, I was trying to keep everyone calm."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 8350/14July.

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