Skate park destroyed by fire

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Vandals have destroyed a Brighouse skate park by setting the framework on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Firefighters from Brighouse were called to the skate park in Wellholme Park at approximately 2.30am after reports of flames being spotted.

Tony Roston, Brighouse Fire Station crew commander, said: “It was well alight when we got there.

“There’s only the metal frame left - the plastic coating has been burned off.

“We think they have used some sort of accelerant to get it going.

“The skate park will be unusable for a while.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the fire is asked to call police via 101.