Teacher pleas for vigilance after blaze

A HEADTEACHER has urged residents to report any suspicious activity at her school after vandals set alight a play area.Firefighters were called to Claydon Primary School just before 8.

A HEADTEACHER has urged residents to report any suspicious activity at her school after vandals set alight a play area.

Firefighters were called to Claydon Primary School just before 8.15am on Sunday after a dog walker reported the smell of smoke.

On arrival, they found wooden play equipment alight along with an area of nearby playing field.

Headteacher Jane Brown said all the children were extremely upset by what had happened and urged anyone spotting any suspicious activity to alert the police.

She said the section of play area affected, known as 'The Castle', had been cordoned off and it would cost around £500 to repair.

She said: “As you can imagine all the children are extremely disappointed. It was a very popular play area where they could use their imaginations instead of just running up and down and it's sad that they have been affected by something like this.

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“We are now considering installing CCTV cameras but we also need the community to rally around and help.

“I would urge anyone who sees anything suspicious or anybody trespassing on the grounds in the future to get in touch with the police immediately so that we can try and stamp this sort of behaviour out.”

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