Memorial for Manchester terror attack victim severely damaged in fire

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A memorial bench for a Yorkshire victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack was destroyed in a blaze at a community building.

The National Police Air Service helicopter was alerted to smoke coming from the Tenants and Residents Association building.

They found that a memorial bench for Kelly Brewster who tragically died in the terror attack had been set alight.

The fire spread and caused extensive damage to the roof of the building.

At this time the police do not believe this to be a purposeful targeted act and understand how upsetting this will be for the family.

PC Leigh Jenkinson from the Sheffield South East Neighbourhood team who is leading the investigation said: “We are committed to finding those responsible for this mindless act of vandalism.”

They are continuing their inquiries into the circumstances of the fire and those who may be responsible and are keen to hear from anyone with any information.

 

Written by Ella McDermott

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