Mendlesham: Playground set alight in suspected arson attack

Essex fire engines

Essex fire engines - Credit: Archant

Part of a playground has been set alight in a suspected arson attack.

The incident happened in Old Station Road, Mendlesham at about at around 12.15pm today.

One crew from Eye and another from Stowmarket attended the scene and found around 10 metres by 10 metres of plastic and rubber matting well alight in a play area.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control using hose reels and had it under control within half an hour.