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Arsonists target children's playground in Huddersfield

Serious damage to Lindley play area

Children's play area on the field behind the Black Bull pub damaged by fire.

Arsonists have struck at a children’s playground.

They targeted the play area off Fern Lea Road behind the Black Bull pub in Lindley at 9.30pm last night.

Rastrick firefighters were called to the scene by people in a nearby pub and they had to break a locked gate to access the play area.

Children's play area on the field behind the Black Bull pub damaged by fire.

A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: “Some people had pulled a wheeled bin up to the children’s play area and set it alight.

“There is a spongy-cushion style of flooring in the play area and it was that which was set alight.

Children's play area on the field behind the Black Bull pub damaged by fire.

“It has caused extensive damage, it’s such a shame.”

It happened in the play area within the wider playing fields in Lindley. There was also glass and rubbish strewn around the area.

Firefighters say they informed police about the incident.

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