Police hunting Westfield play park arsonists


Police have confirmed that a fire which destroyed play equipment in a park in Westfield was started deliberately.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene just before 9am on Saturday (June 20) following a report that climbing equipment was alight.

Sussex Police say the fire is believed to have been started deliberately and are appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Warren Downs, from the Rye Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Thankfully no-one was injured as there was no-one at the play park at the time, however there has been extensive damage caused to the play facilities, which will take a vast amount of money to replace.

“We are appealing for any witnesses to the arson, or anyone who may have been seen hanging around in the hours, or days leading up to the fire.”

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 396 of the 20/06. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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