Police investigating hay bales fire near Malton as suspected arson

Police suspect 130 hay bales set on fire near Malton could have been an arson attack.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 9:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 9:58 am
The fire happened Sunday evening
The fire happened Sunday evening

As reported by the Scarborough News, firefighters were called to put out the bales in Birdsall just after 10pm on Sunday.

North Yorkshire Police are treating the cause of the blaze as suspicious and area appealing for help establishing what happened.

In particular, they are looking for information about any suspect vehicles or people that may have been in the area around the time of the fire.

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Anyone with information that might help should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for Katie Woodhouse.

You can also email [email protected] quoting reference number 12200147385 .

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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