Witness soughts after Newtown bottle banks targeted by arsonists

Arsonists set light to two bottle banks in Newtown last week.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 4:36 pm
What remained of the damage at the recycling area today.

The recyling units near the town’s Co-op store in Station Yard were set alight between 9.45pm last Friday, February 8, and 7am the following day.

Police are appealing for any potential witnesses to get in touch.

A spokeswoman said: “The bottle banks to the rear of the store have been set alight, causing some damage to them and the clothing bank.

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“If you know anything about this incident, contact us on 101 and quote incident number 2,906 of Friday, February 8.”

Scottish Borders Council is aware of the damage and is organising a clean-up and for replacement units to be put in place.

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