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Recreation ground shelter set alight in Farnborough

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Recreation ground shelter set alight in Farnborough

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 1:08pm 10th September 2019.

A shelter at a recreation ground in Farnborough has been destroyed after being set on fire.

It happened at Queen’s Road Recreation Ground in North Camp during the early hours of Saturday morning (7 September).

Rushmoor Borough Council tweeted pictures of the damage, which it estimated would cost £12,000 to repair.

They added that the incident had been captured on CCTV and reported to the police.

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed the shelter, which was situated next to the basketball court, had been "set alight" sometime between 3.20am and 3.50am.

Queen’s Road Recreation ground

An image from Google Street View shows the shelter prior to the damage.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the scene at around 4.15am to a small fire in the open.

One engine from Rushmoor Fire Station attended, with the blaze extinguished by just after 4.30am.

They added a "wooden park table and plastic seating canopy were 100 per cent destroyed by fire".

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44190319282.

Queen’s Road Recreation Ground Fire

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