Hadleigh hit by fire starters

INVESTIGATIONS are today underway into a spate of suspicious fires in Hadleigh, including one that hit a children's nursery in the town.All four attacks happened overnight are being looked into by the police, who are refusing to confirm whether they are being treated as arson.

INVESTIGATIONS are today underway into a spate of suspicious fires in Hadleigh, including one that hit a children's nursery in the town.

All four attacks happened overnight are being looked into by the police, who are refusing to confirm whether they are being treated as arson.

Playstation Nursery, in Pykenham Way, was hit by fire at around 2.30am today, leaving the single-story wooden building heavily smoke logged.

The blaze was doused by 3am but much of the equipment inside was damaged.


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Outbuildings at allotments, in Gallows Hill, were also hit by fire, at around 11.15pm yesterday. This incident took a crew from Hadleigh around 45 minutes to bring under control.

Two wheelie-bin fires also had to be put out. One was in Meadows Way, at 2.20am today, and the other was in Calais Street, at 10.20pm yesterday.

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A spokesman for the fire service said police were called to each incident and were investigating the cause.

He added: "The fires are being treated as suspicious, especially the one in Pykenham Way. We've been told scenes of crime officers would be attending the scene at some point today."

Meanwhile, a crew from Princes Street, Ipswich put out a scooter fire in Chantry Park in the town at 2.15am.

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