A FIRE which destroyed a bench and trees in Evesham is being investigated for arson.

The fire was started on June 2 between 6pm and 7pm, at a plastic picnic table and bench in a small wooded area in Broadway.

West Mercia Police are now investigating the incident for suspected arson and criminal damage, and are keen to hear from anyone who may have information.

If you have any information about the damage, you can let the police know using the online ‘Tell Us About’ form on the website www.westmercia.police.uk, quoting crime reference 22-54477-22.

If you aren’t comfortable contacting the police directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.