Swing set alight in play area

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Vandals have set alight a swing in a Burnley playground.

The large basket type swing at the children’s play area in Mitella Street was destroyed by fire.

Fire-fighters condemned the arson attack.

Watch manager Steve Harrison said: “This is a popular, well used park. The fire has taken part of the facilities available to the local children, and also has a cost implication to the council.

“This was a deliberate fire, and it is hard to fathom what anyone could possibly gain from the wanton destruction of children’s play equipment.”

The police are investigating the incident and are making enquiries in the area.