Large quantity of straw set alight in village near Corby

The straw fire in Brigstock
The straw fire in Brigstock

Arsonists set fire to a large quantity of straw at a property in Brigstock yesterday (Monday).

One eyewitness sent in these pictures and branded those responsible for starting the fire as ‘thoughtless idiots.’

They wanted to make people aware how dangerous the fire was and show that people’s lives were put at risk because of it.

The eyewitness said: “We really need to find out who was responsible for this to help prevent it happening again or even worse, escalating to someone’s house being targeted next.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area of Dusthill Road during the evening, particularly between 8pm and 9m, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information about the fire which was started deliberately can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.