‘Lifeline’ community bus torched by Kirkby arsonists

The 'Our Centre' bus was twice set alight by arsonists.
The 'Our Centre' bus was twice set alight by arsonists.

Police are investigating after a community bus was set on fire twice in Kirkby in Ashfield.

The ‘Our Centre’ vehicle was used to take vulnerable, disabled and elderly people to hospital appointments, community events and on holidays and is said to be a ‘lifeline’ to the community of Ashfield and Mansfield.

The arson attack took place at around 12.30pm on Ashwood Avenue on Wednesday 12 October whilst the driver was having lunch.

It was then set alight again at around 11.30pm the following evening whilst it was waiting to be recovered by the insurers.

If anyone has any information that can help, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 329 of 12 October or 943 of 13 October.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.