POLICE are appealing for information following an arson attack on a barn near York which caused £100,000 damage.

It started in the early hours of Wednesday, January 23, at a farm on, Sutton Road, Wigginton, and is being investigated jointly with the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service. The barn and contents were destroyed.

PC Ruth Atkins, of Clifton Moor Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were in the area at the time of the fire and saw anyone acting in a suspicious manner I urge you to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact York police on 101, or email ruth.atkins@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Crimestoppers can be phoned on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130012124.