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Police appeal following arson

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Police are appealing for information after youths caused a fire at the Hartham play area on Sunday.

Reports say that rubbish had been taken from a bin, placed on a wooden bench in the new playground area and set on fire around 5:45pm.

The suspects are described as a group of around six or seven young people, aged between 12 and 16, who were wearing grey hoodies.

PC Sue Loughran, who is investigating, said: "This kind of senseless behaviour is extremely dangerous and could end up causing serious injury. It now means that less people are able to enjoy the park area thanks to these selfish actions and tax payers will have to foot the repair bill.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have seen this group in the area, or has information which could help us identify them, to please come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to please contact PC Loughran via email at sue.loughran@herts.police.uk.

You can also report information online, via web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/91414/21.

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