Arsonists strike at children's play area

ARSONISTS set two cars alight on a children's playground in an area plagued by vandals and joy riders.In this latest attack two cars were set on fire in Recreation Way, Ipswich, within one and a half hours of each other early today.

ARSONISTS set two cars alight on a children's playground in an area plagued by vandals and joy riders.

In this latest attack two cars were set on fire in Recreation Way, Ipswich, within one and a half hours of each other early today.

Fire fighters were called to douse the flames at 2.05 am and 3.35 am.

A fire service spokeswoman said: "The fires are being treated as suspicious."

One resident who has lives in nearby Packard Avenue for 36 years, who didn't want to be named, said: "There is so much disturbance up here and a lot of problems.

"I think all this started in 2000 and it has just got worse and worse. I don't really notice the cars being burned out there but I hear people comment on the vandalism.

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"The young people today are really useless."

An 81-year-old, who also asked not to be named, said: "It has been going on for months.

"It's hard to say how frequently it happens, but there's probably one or two cars burned out a week.

"The kids are terrible here. They've also been vandalising the telephone kiosk nearby."

Crews also doused a blazing car in Raeburn Road South, Ipswich, early this morning.

N Have you encountered problems with vandalism and joyriders. If so write to Letters Page, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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