Sandiacre horse deaths fire 'started deliberately'


A fire at a barn in Derbyshire which killed two horses could have been started deliberately, police say.

The barn and a stable block were destroyed in the blaze in the early hours of Sunday at Stoney Clouds Farm, Larch Drive, Sandiacre.

Two horses in the stable were killed, while a further two were rescued by firefighters.

Anyone with any information about the fire has been asked to contact Derbyshire Police.

A force spokesperson said: "Police and fire service have begun an investigation into the cause of the fire, which at this stage is being treated as suspicious."

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