Police say to be on alert after two incidents of arson in East Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Police’s rural affairs team is asking farmers, landowners and the public to be on alert after two incidents of arson to a barn in East Cornwall this year.

Farm machinery and straw bales were destroyed on Thursday the 30th of January in the Blunts area where a dark coloured 4×4 vehicle was seen behaving suspiciously at the time of the fire.

A further incident occurred on Saturday the 22nd of February between 2000 and 2115 to a barn in the St Dominic area where a large quantity of farm machinery was destroyed.

Although the two incidents are not known to be linked, the rural affairs team would advise all to ensure that the appropriate security is present and remain vigilant for suspicious activity. Crime prevention advice can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Police website. https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-business.

Anyone able to offer information regarding these incidents is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting crime reference number CR/015886/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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