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Police condemn arson attack on children’s play equipment

PUBLISHED: 19:47 27 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:21 28 May 2019

Children's play equipment in Poringland was deliberately set on fire in an arson attack. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Children's play equipment in Poringland was deliberately set on fire in an arson attack. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

Arsonists have targeted a children’s play area after a climbing frame was deliberately set on fire.

Children's play equipment in Poringland was deliberately set on fire in an arson attack. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyChildren's play equipment in Poringland was deliberately set on fire in an arson attack. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police are investigating the arson which happened at the children's play area in The Foothpath in Poringland on Monday.

South Norfolk police posted a picture of the charred climbing frame on Twitter and condemned the attack, stating it was a devastating blow to the community.

Fire crews from Earlham and Long Stratton were called to the scene at just after 4pm to extinguish the play equipment on fire.

On Monday evening, South Norfolk police tweeted: "We're investigating an arson this evening at the children's play area on The Footpath in #Poringland this is devastating for the local community who worked hard to provide this and for the children at half term."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 with reference CAD-298.

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