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Fire destroys Milton Keynes community building

Conniburrow pavilion
Image caption Firefighters managed to save some items from inside the building

A community centre in Buckinghamshire has been destroyed in a fire.

Flames were seen coming from Conniburrow Pavilion in Conniburrow Boulevard, Milton Keynes, shortly before 0400 BST.

Watch manager Kevin Bird said: "This will be devastating for the many local groups and organisations who use this building."

It is thought the fire was started deliberately. Thames Valley Police and the fire service are investigating.

Mr Bird said: "We managed to salvage some of the items inside the building, including some religious statues, but almost everything else has been damaged or destroyed."

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