Police hunt arson suspects after park blaze in Alfreton


Police investigating a suspected arson attack in an Alfreton park are appealing for information.

Sometime between 5pm, on Friday, March 20, and 9.30am, on Tuesday, March 24, vandals are velieved to have set fire to play equipment at the park on Cinder Road, in Somercotes, Alfreton.

The fire caused severe damage to a cone-shaped climbing frame and a basket swing at the children’s playground.

Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the area and are asking anyone with any information to get in touch.

Anyone with any information about the damage, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the park, is asked to call PC Christopher Anthony on 101, quoting crime number 12144/15.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.