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Bandstand in Miller Park targeted by arsonists

Posted on - 10th September, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, News, Parks, Preston City Centre
The bandstand was taped off on Sunday morning Pic: Wendy Park
The bandstand was taped off on Sunday morning Pic: Wendy Park

An arson investigation has been launched after vandalism in Miller Park.

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The grade-II listed park was targeted on Sunday (10 September) morning.

Smouldering remains of a bin fire were seen by early morning dog walkers.

The rose pagoda bandstand saw a wheelie bin pushed into the middle of it and set alight.

A view of the bandstand in Miller Park Pic: Tony Worrall
A view of the bandstand in Miller Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Firefighters were called by one of the park’s gardeners to extinguish the blaze around 7am.

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It’s not the first time in recent months the park has been targeted by fire bugs, part of the Swiss Chalet is awaiting repair after an arson attack.

Anyone with information on the fire can call Preston Police on 101.

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