Hartlepool allotments destroyed in suspected arson attack

The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.
The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.

Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack destroyed part of an allotment site in Hartlepool

The fire happened in Thornhill Allotments at the Wiltshire Way end, in Hartlepool.

The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.

The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.

The incident happened at about 1.30pm on Saturday, when fire ripped through the site, causing significant damage to the allotments.

A spokesman for Cleveland Fire Brigade said: "The service was called at 1.39am on Saturday to a report of an allotment on fire in Hartlepool.

"One pump from Hartlepool Station attended.

"The allotment was well alight when officers arrived.

The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.

The damage at Thornhill Allotments in Hartlepool.

"A storage shed was completely destroyed in the fire and officers left the scene at about 2.20pm."

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the person responsible is asked to contact PC Julie Nicholson at Cleveland Police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.