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CLUMBER UPDATE: Man ‘re-bailed’ after barn arson and damage to historic bridge

Clumber Park's ornate bridge was smashed into with a car which was then set on fire and dumped at the scene.
Clumber Park's ornate bridge was smashed into with a car which was then set on fire and dumped at the scene.

Police say a man arrested in connection with an arson attack and damage to an 18th century bridge at Clumber Park has been re-bailed.

Officers were called to the National Trust run park’s ornate bridge at around 8am on Saturday, March 3 where they discovered the monument had been smashed into by a car which was then set on fire and dumped at the scene.

Just over a week later, in the early hours of Monday, March 12, eight people fled for their lives in an arson attack on an accommodation barn within the park grounds.

Police believe the incidents could be linked.

A man was arrested and bailed in connection with the offences on Saturday, March 17 and has now been re-bailed.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “The man who was on bail in connection with the incidents has been re-bailed and enquiries are continuing.”

Detectives continue to investigate and urge anyone with information to come forward.

If you can help, call 101 quoting incident 156 of March 3 or incident 18 of March 12.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.