Allotment sheds destroyed after arson blaze
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 November 2010
ARSONISTS have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after burning down allotment sheds in Hutton Moor.
The incident happened on Monday night when the sheds on the site, between Herluin Way and Hutton Moor Road, were burnt to the ground in what appears to be a pre-meditated attack.
Sarah Tamburino, 34, of Trenleigh Drive, Worle had been helping her friend Karen Dann work on her new shed with her seven-year-old Yemnah.
She said: “It’s just devastating, Karen had only had the shed for a couple of months and now these mindless vandals have just burnt it down.
“She had put all of her money into that, and had even put her new poly tunnel in it because of the wind, but that’s gone as well.
“My daughter and I had been helping Karen when she was putting the shed together, and then with the allotments, Yemnah had a lot of fun doing it.”
“Now there’s nothing left but rubble now and the remains of the poly tunnel.”
Clive Wall, vice-chairman of the Weston Allotment Society, said: “The sheds have been burnt down, and several greenhouses were also badly damaged.
“The people who did this had cut through the wire fencing to get to the sheds, they obviously had the intention of doing this.
“It’s just devastating really, one of the sheds had just been put up a month ago and was brand new, and now it’s all gone.”
A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Hutton Moor allotments by the fire service at around 6.30pm on Monday November 15.
“It followed reports of a fire at the location. Six sheds had been damaged at the location and this is being treated as arson.
“Police would like to appeal to anyone who may have information about this incident to contact them on 0845 456 7000.”