Vandals set fire to tree in York public park

Woodlea Avenue, York. Picture: Google.
Woodlea Avenue, York. Picture: Google.
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Vandals set fire to a tree in a public park in York.

Firefighters were called to the park in the Woodlea Avenue area of the city at about 9.30pm on Saturday.

Crews found a tree stump had been set alight.

They used a knapsack sprayer to extinguish the flames.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The cause is believed to be deliberate by youths."