Hedge fire treated as arson

POLICE are treating fires that destroyed a pine tree and a hedgerow in Romsey as arson.

A 20ft pine tree at Kinver Close was targeted along with an 8ft hig hedge at nearby Richmond Lane during the early hours of Saturday.

Grassland was also set alight at both locations.

Romsey fire crews put the blazes out.

Inspector Jackie Willson of Romsey police said: “We are treating both incidents as arson and would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Claire Bates on 101.

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