Doncaster playground arson

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Vandals destroyed part of a children’s playground in a Doncaster park early today.

Fire crews were called to Westfield Park, off Balby Road, at 1am and used water backpacks to douse flames from the burning play equipment.

They spent about 15 minutes dealing with the incident and a fire service spokesman said the fire had been started deliberately.

A rubbish fire in woodland off Whitton Close, Bessacarr, last night was also put down as arson.