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"Some people can't seem to appreciate what wonderful spaces we're lucky enough to have"

Photo: Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue

A fire at a park in Buckfastleigh overnight is being treated as deliberate.

The Devon & Somerset fire service said: "Unfortunately this morning we were called to Victoria Park due to someone having deliberately set fire to some of the parks furniture, please if anyone has any information contact the police on 101.

"This fire could of been set as late as last night due to it smouldering when we attended this morning.

"Police have been informed."

Following the post, people have taken to social media to express their thoughts.

One person posted: " I am so angry about this mindless act. as the firemen are here sorting this and could be needed to save someones life else where, so i hope it wont be one of your family when you think to do this again ...."

Another added: "Tragic. What a shame that some people can't seem to appreciate what wonderful spaces we're lucky enough to have here. Shame on them."

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