Arsonists hit Whittington Countryside Fair

Arsonists are claimed to have attacked a marquee on Bit End Field, Whittington.

The alleged incident is said to have occurred sometime overnight, on Thursday, September 1.

The marquee was set up in preparation for the village Countryside Fair due to take place tomorrow, (September 3).


It is understood a number of tables were set alight.

It is also thought damage was caused to two of the marquee’s side panels.

It seems only luck prevented a far worse blaze taking hold.


The attack appears to have happened despite security provisions being in place.

Staffordshire Police have yet to provide full details.

Bit End Field and the surrounding area has in the past been the focus of arson, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

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