Arsonists set fire to playground swing in Northampton

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Children’s play equipment was left damaged by arsonists in Briar Hill, Northampton, this morning.

Fire crews were called out to Thorn Hill at 7.43am after a shopping trolley was loaded with rubbish and set alight underneath the rubber tyre swing of the playground.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was believed to have been started deliberately.

The swing and safety matting of the playground were left damaged.