Arsonists destroy train in Eastbourne children's playground

Eastbourne's green watch crew attended the children's train blaze

Eastbourne's green watch crew attended the children's train blaze

First published in News

Arsonists have targeted a children's playground, destroying a 15ft train.

A fire crew turned up to the blazing, plastic-cladded, wooden locomotive in Gildredge Park, The Goffs, Eastbourne just after 3am today.

The children's train was situated next to the cafe and the park, with trees nearby.

The fire produced "quite an intense heat" because of its construction.

There were no fire hydrants within easy reach, so firefighters used a special foam to "knock down" the flames and stop the fire spreading.

They then turned hoses on it to finish the job.

The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment."

He added that the fire could only have been deliberate ignition.

>>> Do you have a picture of the train? Email adrian.imms@theargus.co.uk

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8:40am Fri 5 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment."

Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later....

Kids and matches....something
's never change....
The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment." Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later.... Kids and matches....something 's never change.... Valentinian
  • Score: -25

8:52am Fri 5 Sep 14

nissancars says...

this is annoying as the only persons to lose out are children.plus the arsonist is probably some youngster who lit it for a laugh.if the person does get caught perhaps a suitable punishment instead of the usual slap on the wrist.ibet some child has already cried when they went to the place and their favourite toys melted
this is annoying as the only persons to lose out are children.plus the arsonist is probably some youngster who lit it for a laugh.if the person does get caught perhaps a suitable punishment instead of the usual slap on the wrist.ibet some child has already cried when they went to the place and their favourite toys melted nissancars
  • Score: 9

10:59am Fri 5 Sep 14

robinxx says...

Arson and crimes against the general populace should be viewed more seriously than they at present by the Judicial System. These crimes which affect everyone - we are all victims here - should have far more severe sentences. Arson used to carry a life sentence, today it will more than likely get a caution. If the arsonists are children then the parents should be prosecuted and jailed, they should be held to account for their offsping's misdemeanors.
Arson and crimes against the general populace should be viewed more seriously than they at present by the Judicial System. These crimes which affect everyone - we are all victims here - should have far more severe sentences. Arson used to carry a life sentence, today it will more than likely get a caution. If the arsonists are children then the parents should be prosecuted and jailed, they should be held to account for their offsping's misdemeanors. robinxx
  • Score: 10

2:09pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Nice to know that there are no Fire hydrants in the vicinity of the Cafe!
Nice to know that there are no Fire hydrants in the vicinity of the Cafe! Valentinian
  • Score: -4

3:48pm Fri 5 Sep 14

MICKY389 says...

Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all MICKY389
  • Score: -2

4:33pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
[quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: 37

6:20pm Fri 5 Sep 14

bluemonday says...

Valentinian wrote:
The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment."

Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later....

Kids and matches....something

's never change....
I would imagine he was referring to the fact that part of the pier burnt down only a month ago,and that maybe the memory of this would make somebody think twice about performing such a nasty heartless act.
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment." Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later.... Kids and matches....something 's never change....[/p][/quote]I would imagine he was referring to the fact that part of the pier burnt down only a month ago,and that maybe the memory of this would make somebody think twice about performing such a nasty heartless act. bluemonday
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

bluemonday wrote:
Valentinian wrote:
The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment."

Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later....

Kids and matches....something


's never change....
I would imagine he was referring to the fact that part of the pier burnt down only a month ago,and that maybe the memory of this would make somebody think twice about performing such a nasty heartless act.
Yes I realise that. Seems this comment went right over your head. HTH.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: The attending crew manager said: "It's such a shame really, especially at the moment." Errr! Why would it not be as much of a shame later.... Kids and matches....something 's never change....[/p][/quote]I would imagine he was referring to the fact that part of the pier burnt down only a month ago,and that maybe the memory of this would make somebody think twice about performing such a nasty heartless act.[/p][/quote]Yes I realise that. Seems this comment went right over your head. HTH. Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: -3

9:07pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Minion says...

">>> Do you have a picture of the train? Email adrian.imms@theargus
.co.uk"



YOU should have a picture of the train.
">>> Do you have a picture of the train? Email adrian.imms@theargus .co.uk" YOU should have a picture of the train. Minion
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Nikski says...

Minion wrote:
">>> Do you have a picture of the train? Email adrian.imms@theargus

.co.uk"



YOU should have a picture of the train.
Any trainspotters out there?
[quote][p][bold]Minion[/bold] wrote: ">>> Do you have a picture of the train? Email adrian.imms@theargus .co.uk" YOU should have a picture of the train.[/p][/quote]Any trainspotters out there? Nikski
  • Score: -1

8:13am Sat 6 Sep 14

patch1986 says...

Handy-ish Andy wrote:
MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy?
[quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash[/p][/quote]don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy? patch1986
  • Score: -5

8:14am Sat 6 Sep 14

patch1986 says...

Handy-ish Andy wrote:
MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
don't be a dick all your life Andy.
[quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash[/p][/quote]don't be a dick all your life Andy. patch1986
  • Score: -6

9:17am Sat 6 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

patch1986 wrote:
Handy-ish Andy wrote:
MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
don't be a dick all your life Andy.
Ever heard of Emma West?

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2352853/Emma-West-ra
nt-Mother-launched-v
ile-racist-tram-abus
e-caught-camera-spar
ed-jail.html
[quote][p][bold]patch1986[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash[/p][/quote]don't be a dick all your life Andy.[/p][/quote]Ever heard of Emma West? http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2352853/Emma-West-ra nt-Mother-launched-v ile-racist-tram-abus e-caught-camera-spar ed-jail.html Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: 5

11:06am Sat 6 Sep 14

Wide Bertha says...

patch1986 wrote:
Handy-ish Andy wrote:
MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy?
impossible.
[quote][p][bold]patch1986[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash[/p][/quote]don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy?[/p][/quote]impossible. Wide Bertha
  • Score: -6

4:51pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Handy-ish Andy says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
patch1986 wrote:
Handy-ish Andy wrote:
MICKY389 wrote:
Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all
Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash
don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy?
impossible.
Do you know the guy?
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]patch1986[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Handy-ish Andy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Yobs have been running riot in this park for years, they use it for under age drinking and drug taking. I have personally reported it to the police (I often pass one of the gates) at least three times. I'll give everyone one guess at the response from them, naff all[/p][/quote]Swear at a passing immigrant, and that copper will be all over you like a rash[/p][/quote]don't be a dick all your life, will you Andy?[/p][/quote]impossible.[/p][/quote]Do you know the guy? Handy-ish Andy
  • Score: 3
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