Suspected arson attacks on allotments


Two fires broke out on allotments in Burnley and Padiham over the weekend.

The first happened at the Seedlings Communtiy Allotments in Park Road, Padiham, at 3-50am on Saturday causing around £1,000 of damages.

The Padiham Express reported on Friday that the same allotments had been the scene of vandalism recently.

Then, at 11-10pm on Saturday fire broke out at the Reedley Hallow Allotments on Windermere Road when a timber-framed greenhouse was set alight.

Police are investigating both incidents.

See next week’s Burnley Express for reaction and pictures.