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Vandals set fire to East End’s animal farm

PUBLISHED: 16:15 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 05 October 2010

FIRE crews were called out twice last night (Thurs) when vandals set light to parts of an animal farm in East London. Piles of hey and compost weighing up to 10 tonnes were destroyed in one incident at Millwall’s Mudchute Farm at the Isle of Dogs

FIRE crews were called out twice last night (Thurs) when vandals set light to parts of an animal farm in East London.

Piles of hey and compost weighing up to 10 tonnes were destroyed in one incident at Millwall's Mudchute Farm at the Isle of Dogs.

A wooden fence was also damaged, but none of the farm animals were affected.

The alarm was raised by horse owners who spotted smoke near the farm stables at 9pm and dialled 999. The stables are used by a riding school.

Police arrived at the farm after groups of youths had been seen in the area. They were later patrolling the area around Millwall Park.

Just three hours before, fire crews were called to Mudchute Farm after trees and grass had been deliberately set alight by intruders. No damage was caused to farm buildings.


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