Suspected arson attack at preschool

TWO storage sheds full of children’s toys, books and play equipment have been severely damaged after a suspected arson attack on a preschool.

Fire crews were called to Greenslade Preschool playgroup in Nailsea at about 1am this morning (Weds).

Two crews from Nailsea fire station arrived at the preschool in Pound Lane to find the two sheds, each measuring 2m x 2m, well alight.

Using breathing apparatus and high pressure hose reel the crews managed to extinguish the blaze, but both of the sheds were left badly damaged.

The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate.

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Fire and CSI investigators are currently at the site as an investigation into the cause of the blaze begins.

The fire is the second suspected arson attack on a school in the town in the past week.

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The wendy house at Kingshill Primary School, also in Pound Lane, was found completely destroyed on June 26, alongside all of the books and toys that had been stored inside it.

A police spokesman said the force had started house-to-house enquiries in the area, and urged anyone with information to contact the force on 101.

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