A Grade II-listed building has been destroyed during an arson attack in Colney Heath.

It is believed that the historic farmhouse at Roehyde Farm - on Roestock Lane - was deliberately set alight at sometime between 11pm on Monday, June 26, and 12.55pm on Tuesday, June 27.

Hertfordshire police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.


Detective Constable Lewis Allingham said: "This was a large-scale blaze which required eight fire engines to extinguish.

"Thankfully, no one was hurt during the incident, but the building has sadly been destroyed.

Herts Advertiser: Eight fire engines attended, but could not save the farmhouse.Eight fire engines attended, but could not save the farmhouse. (Image: Savills)

“Our enquiries are continuing at this time to trace those responsible.

"As part of this, we are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.”

DC Allingham can be contacted via email at: lewis.allingham@herts.police.uk


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Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.