Malmesbury Abbey Threatened by Fire in Suspected Arson

Wiltshire Police issued an appeal for information after a bin fire threatened Malmesbury Abbey on June 3.

Police said they believed the three bins were set on fire deliberately.

“There have been ongoing issues in Malmesbury recently with a small group of individuals acting in an anti social manner causing problems for residents," said Inspector James Brain in the press release.

Video and photos taken by Ben Thornbury show the fire at Malmesbury Abbey on Friday. Thornbury told Storyful local residents attempted to stop the fire while fire services were en route. Credit: Ben Thornbury via Storyful

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