Police appeal after arson attack in Alnwick

The damaged bin.

The damaged bin.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a bin was deliberately damaged in an arson attack in Alnwick.

The incident happened at the top end of Fisher Lane, near to Alnwick Infirmary. It is believed that the bin was set alight overnight. Substantial damage was caused to the bin and police were informed at 11.35am today.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police, calling 101 and quoting reference number 350 of 17/10/16. Or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.