Community gazebos destroyed by vandals in London Colney

PUBLISHED: 11:10 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 11:28 30 July 2010

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MINDLESS arsonists have destroyed the two remaining wooden gazebos at a housing estate in London Colney.

MINDLESS arsonists have destroyed the two remaining wooden gazebos at a housing estate in London Colney.

The first of the three large wooden structures in Napsbury Park was destroyed by a deliberate fire in May and the other two went up in flames in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday) morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene off Beningfield Drive at around 5am where they found the two gazebos, which were around 10 metres in diameter with plastic mock-thatched roofs, well alight.

Despite their quick actions both structures were completely gutted by fire and some surrounding trees damaged.

Then around an hour later, the firefighters were called to nearby Pegrum Drive when the roof of an empty building which is currently being renovated caught on fire.

Due to their quick arrival the blaze hadn’t had much of a chance to spread and the damage to the building was limited.

All of the fires are thought to have been started deliberately and police and fire investigation teams were on the scene all day on Thursday gathering evidence.

A police spokesperson confirmed that all three fires are being treated as arson and an appeal for witnesses and information has been launched to help them track down the culprits.

Anyone that can assist the investigation should call the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222 quoting crime reference number F3/13/52.

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