Gallery: Arsonists destroy caravan in Whittlesey

PUBLISHED: 11:19 25 June 2010 | UPDATED: 12:36 25 June 2010

Firefighters tackle the blaze.

Firefighters tackle the blaze.

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A CARAVAN was burnt to a cinder by arsonists in Whittlesey.

Firefighters start the clear-up operation as the fire is brought under control.

A CARAVAN was burnt to a cinder by arsonists alongside the picturesque Whittlesey river bank.

Fire crews were called to Briggate West at about 4.50pm yesterday (Thursday, June 24) and found the mobile home and some rubbish alight. It took them one hour to extinguish the blaze.

Photographer Steve Williams snapped the fire while it was still raging and said: “I couldn’t believe it was a part of Whittlesey.”

He added: “It seems to be a big fly tipping area next to such a beautiful river that is promoting Whittlesey.

“Boaters coming from Peterborough to Whittlesey may also want to moor up on the river bank but this fly tipping is what greets them.”

Cambridge Fire and Rescue confirmed the fire was started deliberately.


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