A PARAMEDIC's family has been left in tears after vile thugs torched his car as he slept.
John Lowe, 46, was woken up around midnight on Friday by loud banging noises outside his home in Oldham, Gtr Manchester.
The medic, who works for North West Ambulance Service, opened the front door as his wife and teenage son slept upstairs to find his Vauxhall Astra engulfed in flames.
John checked his CCTV and was horrified to see someone throwing an object at his car before it set alight.
He said: "You try and do the best for people and there's no reason you should be targeted for it.
"My wife is really shaken up and scared.
"She hasn’t stopped crying and my son is feeling really frightened by it.
You try and do the best for people and there's no reason you should be targeted for it
"Why would someone target someone who is part of the NHS or a key worker?"
Fire crews were able to put the flames out before it reached John's house.
Fortunately, nobody was injured in the blaze although John says his car has been completely written off.
Shocking pictures show the back of the vehicle completely gutted by the blaze with ash sprayed across the driveway.
John added: “It easily could have set the house on fire. It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened.
"It is a lovely street usually. You feel like you do your best to serve the public and everyone round here knows that I am a paramedic.
"I just don't understand why my family have been targeted.
"I am just glad I wasn't working a night shift because I don't know what I would have done if I wasn't there.
Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for comment.
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