Swingset in Northampton park stuffed with dry grass and set on fire in arson attack

A playground swing in Northampton was stuffed with dry grass and set on fire in an arson incident last night.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 2:48 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:10 pm
The swing seat in Kingsthorpe rec has been left burnt and partially melted.

The seat on the swingset on the Kingsthorpe rec ground, off Welford Road, has been left scorched and partially melted in the incident yesterday (July 4).

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue reported the incident at about 7.10pm.

The seat is surrounded with burnt grass that appears to have been stuffed into the swing.

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The seat appears to been filled with dry grass and set on fire.

More than 100 firefighters have reportedly been called on the battle the inferno, where flames are reaching 50ft high.

Northamptonshire Police say they believe the swingset fire was a result of deilberate ignition.