Police investigation into field fire

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AN investigation is under way after a field fire in Downhill.

The fire was on Friday night at about 10pm in a farmer’s field behind the Community North Sports Complex, in Kingsway Road.

Firefighters from Fulwell fire station managed to get the blaze under control using beaters and a hose.

The fire covered about half of the field.

Crew manager Chris Hill, said: “The fire was under control in about 30 minutes.

“It is suspected that the incident was arson.”

l A shed was destroyed by fire after it was attacked by arsonists at allotments off Springwell Road, at 5am on Thursday.