Arson probe over haystack fires

A SPATE of haystack fires in Boston have promoted police to appeal for information from the public.

Fire crews have been called to four fires at various locations in the past two days, and they and the police are now asking for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activities around the areas to contact them.

The first incident at Blackjack Road at Swineshead was reported at 8.55pm yesterday evening (Thursday). A couple of hours later, at 10.45pm , another fire was reported at Green Lane in Algakirk. Crews also attended a third fire at Fishmere End, Sutterton on the same night. The fourth fire was reported in the early hours of this morning (Friday), when officers were called to a stack fire at Marsh Lane, Kirton Marsh at 2.20am.

All fires are thought to have been started deliberately and police are looking into the incidents as arson.

Anyone with any information contact Boston police station on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.