Shropshire

Youth arrested over six-tonne straw fire in Whitchurch

A 16-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of arson after six tonnes of straw caught fire.

Fire crews were called to a field at Tilstock, near Whitchurch, in Shropshire at about 2100 BST on Tuesday evening.

The blaze is thought to have been deliberately started, a spokesman for West Mercia Police said.

Police and firefighters are continuing to investigate and any witnesses are asked to contact police.

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