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Arson investigation launched after shelter in park is destroyed by fire

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 April 2019

An arson investigation has been launched after a shelter at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad was destroyed by fire. Picture: Neil Henderson

An arson investigation has been launched after a shelter at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad was destroyed by fire. Picture: Neil Henderson

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Police have launched an arson investigation after a well-used shelter that stood in a popular park was destroyed.

An identical shelter to the one destroyed by fire at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad. Picture: Neil HendersonAn identical shelter to the one destroyed by fire at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad. Picture: Neil Henderson

Firefighters were called at around 5.34am on Saturday (April 13) morning following reports of a fire at Nicholas Everitt Park, off Bridge Road, in Oulton Broad.

Suffolk police were also notified of the blaze at around 5.51am.

An arson investigation has been launched after a shelter at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad was destroyed by fire. Picture: Neil HendersonAn arson investigation has been launched after a shelter at Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad was destroyed by fire. Picture: Neil Henderson

One crew from Lowestoft South fire station was mobilised and found that a shelter in the park was well alight.

The crew dealt with the fire and the scene was considered safe by 6.20am. The remains of the shelter, which was beyond repair, have since been removed.

It is believed the fire was started deliberately and an arson investigation has been launched.

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area should contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting incident number 57 of Saturday, April 13.

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