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York Police Investigate Barn Fire

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9:14am 8th February 2013

York police are appealing for information following an arson attack on a barn near the city.

It started in the early hours of Wednesday 23 January 2013, at a farm on the B1363, Sutton Road, Wigginton, and is being investigated jointly with the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As a result of the fire, the barn and contents were completely destroyed causing around £100,000 worth of damage.

PC Ruth Atkins, of Clifton Moor Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were in the area at the time of the fire and saw anyone acting in a suspicious manner I urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.

“I also need to speak to people who have any information about those responsible for this arson attack and ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Ruth Atkins. Alternatively information can be emailed to ruth.atkins@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130012124.

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