Arson investigation underway following fire which destroyed 750 tonnes of straw

A fire which destroyed 750 tonnes of straw and cost thousands pounds in damage is believed to have been started deliberately.

Police are now appealing for information into the blaze which took place near the former Great Waldingfield airfield, on Saturday, September 17, between 4pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 17 September.

They are now carrying out an arson investigation into the incident after a group of young males and females were seen on the straw stacks prior to the fire.

Anyone who witnessed the arson or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Suffolk Police, quoting crime reference 37/60203/22, or the website via email call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form:

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