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Man arrested on suspicion of arson after haystack fire in East Yorkshire

A man from Driffield has been arrested on suspicion of arson, after hay valued at £40,000 was set alight in Beverley Road, Beeford.

Haystack fire in Beeford Credit: Viewer photo

A police patrol discovered the fire at around 2.05am on Wednesday, December 30.

A 53-year-old man was later arrested and has been released on bail until a date next month, pending further enquiries.

Officers investigating this latest incident are now appealing for anyone with information to call 101, quoting log number 44 of December 30.

Why someone would deliberately set fire to a store of straw is difficult to comprehend. Taking precautions to prevent such incidents is one of the key factors in avoiding becoming a victim of such a crime.

– Julie Turrell, Rural Crime Officer, Humberside Police

Beverley's Kyle Edmund could miss out on Australian Open

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has missed out on automatic entry for the Australian Open next month by three rankings.

Kyle Edmund could still qualify for the Australian Open Credit: Press Association

The 20-year-old, a member of the victorious British Davis Cup team, has seen his ATP World Tour ranking slip from 99th position when he arrived in Belgium just over a fortnight ago to a current place of 102 and Tennis Australia base their direct entries on this week’s ranking list.

Edmund must wait to see if three players withdraw before the tournament gets under way on January 18 and contest the qualifying rounds in the interim.


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