Blaze probe as pensioner’s shed destroyed
A PENSIONER who lost all his gardening tools when his shed burned down at a March allotment, believes it was the work of arsonists. Over the last month, thieves and vandals have targeted the allotment in Norwood Road, and fire-fighters were called to the
A PENSIONER who lost all his gardening tools when his shed burned down at a March allotment, believes it was the work of arsonists.
Over the last month, thieves and vandals have targeted the allotment in Norwood Road, and fire-fighters were called to the blazing shed at 8pm last Thursday.
Now all Tony Brock, of Jubilee Court, has left of his shed is a pile of charred wood.
"I've had a plot down here for about 10 years, and nothing like this has ever happened before," he said.
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"Tools have been stolen and others have had their shed windows smashed.
"Now this shed fire is the latest thing to happen down here.
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"Now I'm retired, I'm down here most days and it was handy having my tools stored in the shed."
Terry Curtis of Burn Street, another gardener with a plot at the allotment said: "It's getting to the point now that when we come down here, we're apprehensive about what could happen next.
"When it happened, I was worried Tony would pack it all in. I'd like to put my shed up here, but now this has happened to Tony's, I'm not sure whether I should just yet."
An official investigation into the fire is continuing.
Fire damage: Tony Brock with the charred remains of his shed.
Picture: BRIAN PURDY