Police on alert after Spalding arson attacks

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Police patrols are being stepped up in Spalding after a spate of arson attacks where trees and fencing have been set alight, putting residents at risk.

They took place in the Albert Street, Queens Road and Willow Walk areas of the town where conifer and leylandii trees, hedges and fencing were set on fire.

Two of the incidents took place on Wednesday some time before 6pm and and another fire was reported on Thursday at 7.25pm.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “There is no estimate of the damage and no one was injured but we are keen to hear from anyone who was in any of these areas who saw the fires when they were started or anyone acting suspiciously.”

Anyone with information should call PCSO Paul Coupland on 101, quoting incident numbers 306 of March 20, 330 of March 21 and or 103 of March 22.