Arsonists cause £2,000 damage to helter skelter in Stevenage play area

PUBLISHED: 17:58 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:58 25 March 2015

Damage to the play equipment at Hampson Park, Stevenage, March 2015.

Damage to the play equipment at Hampson Park, Stevenage, March 2015.


Arsonists caused £2,000 worth of damage when they set a children’s play area helter skelter on fire.

Firefighters were called to Hampson Park in Stevenage at 5.12am last Wednesday to tackle the fire.

It was put out within 15 minutes but left the piece of play equipment seriously damaged.

Stevenage Borough Council carried out a costly revamp of the park in Webb Rise in 2009 and the news will come as a blow to the many children and their parents who use it.

Sgt Alison Hutchin is part of the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team and is appealing to anyone who has information about the fire to get in touch with her.

To speak to Sgt Hutchin call Herts police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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