THE owner of a Range Rover workshop completely gutted by fire has refused to give in saying they will not be beaten.

Fire engines from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the family run Twenty-Ten Engineering in Bartleet Road in Redditch earlier this week.

Crews from Redditch, Worcester, Stourport, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Upton upon Severn attended and were supported by West Midlands Fire Service crews from Kings Norton and Northfield and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bidford and Henley-in-Arden.

The massive blaze ripped through the workshop spreading to nearby vehicles.

14 cars were destroyed, including extremely rare models, with others damaged.

Log books, tools, and inreplaceable parts found over the years were also destroyed in the blaze, believed to have been started by offenders breaking into the yard trying to steal parts for scrap.

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Director Phil Holland said that everything in the shop was gone.

"The fire has melted absolutely everything, nothing is salvageable," he said.

"We had a big safe where we kept all our important documents and car keys and that has been melted.

"What were once prized cars that appeared in magazines are now unrecognisable lumps of twisted metal."

Mr Holland said they will be moving into temporary local premises next week to remain open for business, and hope to move back to a new unit once it has been re-built.

He admitted it would be a struggle though.

"I think realistically it will be a year before we come back here," he said.

"But we will be back. This year is our 10 year anniversary and we've been based here for five years. We've come too far to give up now."

The fire broke out near the building which is on the Washford Industrial Estate in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Firefighters advised residents to close their windows and stay away from the area as black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.

A police spokesman confirmed they are investigating the incident.

"The offenders accessed the property, but it is not believed they took anything," they said.

"We are appealing for witnesses and information. People are asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Twenty-Ten Engineering is family-run independent Range Rover Classic specialist that specialises in all Classic Range Rovers from 1970 - 1996.