The scene before it caught fire
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Southampton church nativity scene destroyed in 'arson attack'

A Southampton church nativity scene has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack just days before Christmas.

The life-sized models of Mary and Joseph in a stable caught fire outside Shirley Warren Action Church.

Firefighters were called at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday after the blaze was spotted from a nearby house.

The Reverend Jenny Elliot said the scene had taken about 70 hours to build and her congregation would be "very disappointed" by its destruction.

  • 21 Dec 2015