Fire at Knaresborough primary school believed to be deliberate

Fire crews were called to tackle a blaze after 'unknown individuals' climbed onto the roof of a Knaresborough primary school and dropped a lit item into a classroom.

Aspin Park Primary School on Wetherby Road, Knaresborough. Police believe suspects climbed onto the roof to drop a lit item into the classroom. Credit: Google Maps

Crews were called to a fire at Aspin Park Primary School on the afternoon of July 22.

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Police are investigating the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately.

North Yorkshire Police's Community Messaging Service said: "Unknown individuals have climbed onto the roof of the school and have forced open a window before dropping a lit item into the classroom.

"Police are appealing for anyone who may have information in relation to this. If you have any information that can assist please contact 101 and quote reference 12180133821."