Arsonists set fire to Bristol M32 skate park during coronavirus lockdown

Arsonists set fire to a newly-rejuvenated skate park under the M32 during the early hours of yesterday morning in Bristol.

Firefighters were called to the top of Stapleton Road, near the Eastville junction.

The park was built by volunteers to provide a play space for local children.

The rest of the park escaped undamaged. Credit: Bristol Live

Ward councillor Mhairi Threlfall tweeted about the incident.

Crews used two high pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

Spokesperson Avon Fire and Ressue Service