Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton

Fire at Lothian Gardens

On Friday 17th February, just after 6pm; our CCTV captured images of a group of young people stealing toilet rolls from the public toilets then setting them on fire in the Lothian Gardens play area; an accelerant was used. To deliberately set a fire amongst the play equipment shows a selfishness and a disregard for others; it was fortunate that no one was injured and the play equipment undamaged.

This incident has been passed to the police and is now an active crime investigation; the images from the CCTV will be able to help identify those responsible, the local safer neighbourhood team have been informed. If anyone has any further information, please contact the police on 101.

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 20:24 by Jacqui Storer

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