Sussex

Horsham playground destroyed by arsonists

Playground fire
Image caption The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning

A children's playground in West Sussex has been destroyed in what police believe was a deliberate attack.

Officers were alerted by West Sussex Fire and Rescue at about 0330 BST to reports of the fire in Southwater Country Park, Horsham.

Emergency services arriving at the scene found the play equipment and wood chip surface on fire.

Appealing for witnesses, Pc Jon Walker, of Horsham police, said the play area was enjoyed by many children.

"It is sad to know that some people just want to spoil it for everyone else."

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