West Mercia Police are currently investigating a major fire that they believe may have been started deliberately in Herefordshire.

The fire in Sutton St Nicholas destroyed a barn and police are appealing for information.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

We are investigating an arson in Sutton St Nicholas and are appealing to local residents for information.

The barn on Orchard Lane was set alight around 10pm on Thursday 21st April 2022 and the barn was fully engulfed before Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the fire. The building has been deemed structurally unsafe and a road closure is in place for the coming days

If you have information about the damage or saw anyone acting suspiciously then please let us know using the online ā€˜Tell Us Aboutā€™ form on our website www.westmercia.police.uk quoting crime reference 22/38909/22.

If you arenā€™t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Thank you for your help. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can prevent and detect crime.