Vandals start fire in East Ham’s Central Park

Vandals started a fire in East Ham’s Central Park in east London during the night.

They set light to a park bench and compost storage bin near the park bowls club just before midnight.

The alarm was raised by a passer-by when smoke swept across Rancliffe Road, off High Street South. The blaze, which was tackled by a crew from East Ham fire-station, had been deliberate, the fire brigade said.

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