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Arsonists target Weymouth park
3:55pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
ARSONISTS have struck again in Littlemoor.
Police are appealing for witnesses after play equipment was torched last night.
The arson, in a park behind the Littlemoor Community Centre on Canberra Road, happened at around 9.20pm yesterday.
A Weymouth woman in her thirties sustained superficial burns trying to put the fire out.
Weymouth Neighbourhood Inspector Les Fry said: “This was another malicious fire in the Littlemoor area.
“Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured.
“Dorset Police has been working hard with our partner agencies to ensure crime and anti-social behaviour is effectively tackled on the Littlemoor estate.
“We will not tolerate this sort behaviour and I urge witnesses to this incident and anyone with any information about those responsible to contact police as soon as possible.”
Dave Graham, Weymouth and Portland District Commander of Dorset Fire and Rescue, said: “Arson is extremely reckless and not only causes serious damage but ties up firefighters' time and resources when they could be dealing with a genuine emergency.
“All fire is extremely dangerous, and arson even more so as it can harm not only the individual setting the fire but also those community minded individuals who may try to extinguish it, plus of course our fire crews.”
Witnesses and anyone with information can call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 25:450 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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