Police suspect that a barn fire in Malmesbury late yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, October 27) was arson.

The barn on Foxley Road was derelict but held rubbish.

Police think that the fire was started deliberately and are asking for people with information to come forward.

A spokesperson for Malmesbury Police said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area before and around 5.45pm yesterday, as well as anyone who was passing the area and may have dash cam footage of the offenders."

At 5.49pm crews from Malmesbury and Chippenham Fire Stations, together with a water carrier from Royal Wooton Bassett, attended.

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Using a hose reel jet, a 45mm jet and thermal imaging camera, crews extinguished the fire and made the scene safe.

Police officers also attended and searched the area.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the police by calling 101 and quoting crime reference number 54200108162.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.