Police investigate haystack arson

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Picture: Thames Valley Police
Picture: Thames Valley Police

A HAYSTACK was set on fire in Claydon, near Banbury, earlier this morning (August 5).

Thames Valley Police rural crime taskforce said they were on the scene of an arson to a haystack at around 9:30am.

A spokesperson from the police said: "We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen a suspicious vehicle leaving the scene moments before the fire started.

"Unfortunately we have no details of this vehicle. If you were driving in the area and have a dashcam please check it and contact us if you have any relevant footage."

Arson is committed if a person without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property by fire and anyone convicted of arson where minor damage was caused will be given a fine and a community order.

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This story was written by Anna Colivicchi, she joined the team this year and covers health stories for the Oxfordshire papers.

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