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Appeal following two fires at village school

John Freeman
Police are appealing for information after vandals started fires on twice at a village school.

Vandals set fire to a blue recycling bin at Yealand Church of England Primary School overnight on 7th March, causing £200 worth of damage. A second fire was started in another bin overnight on 13th March. Officers have and will continue to conduct discreet observations of the school in an attempt to identify and arrest the offender.

“Fortunately the damage was minor," says PC Tony Marsh, community beat manager for the area, "but if either of the fires had spread then the school could have been seriously affected.

“We are investigating the two offences. Officers from the Carnforth neighbourhood police team have undertaken increased patrols in the area, and are liaising with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, to prevent this happening again and to apprehend the person responsible.”

• Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01524 63333.