Three people arrested after hay bale fires

Three arrests were made after a number of hay bales were set alight in north Norfolk. File photo. P

Three arrests were made after a number of hay bales were set alight in north Norfolk. File photo. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Three people have been arrested following hay bale fires in north Norfolk.

A number of straw bales were set alight at a farm in Felmingham, near North Walsham, between about 11pm on Monday, March 2 and 8.15am on Tuesday, March 3.

A second incident happened between about 6pm on Sunday, March 1 and 6.45pm on Monday, March 2. Hay bales at a farm in North Barningham were set alight and a fence was cut enabling pigs to escape.

A final incident occurred at a farm in Aylsham Road, North Walsham in the early hours of Wednesday, March 4. Suspects set alight hay bales between 5am and 6.15am.

Two men in their 20s and a woman in her late teens have been arrested in connection with the incidents.


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Both men are being questioned at Aylsham police investigation centre. The woman has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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