Arsonists strike in Pinewoods

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A SECOND arson attack in the west of Harrogate has been reported over the bank holiday weekend.

Vandals set fire to wood in the Pinewoods and threw in bottles, which smashed and left glass around the area.

It is the second fire reported over the May Day bank holiday, following an arson attack at Rossett Nature Reserve which saw a bench completely destroyed.

Coun Jim Clark, who represents Harlow at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “I am concerned with the fireraising that goes on as this is the latest and follows the dreadful fire at the children’s fort in Valley Gardens and in the past fires at Rossett Nature Reserve and the Pinewoods

“While originally opposed to the move of the police station to Harlow, I now welcome them and hope it leads to better policing in this area and stamps down on this sort of mindless behavior.”

Coun Clark said he would be speaking to officers about the problems at the open day for the new police station today, Wednesday.

What can be done to deter this kind of vandalism? Leave your comments below or email ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk.