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Melton Mowbray caravan arson treated as hate crime

Burnt caravans Image copyright Melton Times
Image caption The caravans were already well alight when fire crews arrived at the site in Sandy Lane, Melton Mowbray

A fire which destroyed caravans in Leicestershire is being treated as both arson and a hate crime.

Seven caravans were found alight on Monday night at a site off Sandy Lane, Melton Mowbray.

The site has been allocated for travellers but was not being used at the time of the attack.

There are no reports of other property being damaged or anyone injured. Police have asked anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

Image copyright Melton Times
Image caption Fire crews said they struggled with a lack of water at the site

The fire and rescue service said they used three appliances to fight the fire but had to call in a water carrier when mains supplies ran low.

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