We are currently investigating an arson attack that took place on Sunday evening (27th October) at the football changing rooms in Herbison Playing Fields.
It has started when a wheelie bin beside the building was set alight, and now it seems that the building is beyond repair.
Worryingly, witnesses have described the culprits as a group of 12-15 year olds. If you were in the area and have any information, please ring 101 and quote reference number CC1765 of 27th October 2019. If you want to remain anonymous, you can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Starting a fire like this in a residential area isn’t just stupid, it’s dangerous. If it wasn’t for the quick reporting by members of the public and the reaction time of the fire brigade, this could have been a totally different Facebook post.
Parents, have a word with your kids if you think they are getting up to behaviour like this before we have to do it for you.