THERE has been an increase in arson attacks locally, say Eastbourne Police.

“During the month of July we have seen an increase in deliberate fire starting (arson), with individuals deliberately targeting public play parks, public waste bins and grass lands across the town.

Our #Eastbourne Police ‘parent/carer half term newsletter’ with important updates around patrols of parks during the Summer half term following an increase in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and deliberate fire starting is available to read and share here: https://orlo.uk/THQw3

This newsletter also contains support and advice with links to both our Sussex Police website, and advice from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.”