Investigation launched after damage to Hitchin school

Police are investigating

Police are investigating - Credit: Archant

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a school playground was damaged during the summer holidays.

Hitchin police are investigating the damage at Our Lady Catholic School in Hitchin.

It follows fire crews being called to the Old Hale Way school on Friday evening, when bins in the playground were ablaze.

Firefighters from Hitchin attended and dealt with the fire by 10.03pm. Its cause was listed as deliberate or doubtful.

Police, who said the bins and playground tarmac was damaged as a result, found alcoholic drinks and bottles at the scene.

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They have asked anyone with information to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference G1/13/1615.

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