Arson attack at Spa Gardens bandstand

The bandstand was damaged by the fire.
The bandstand was damaged by the fire.

An arson attack has damaged the floor of the bandstand in Ripon’s Spa Gardens.

A traffic cone was placed in the bandstand and deliberately set alight on Monday, January 19, at around 6.30pm.

It was extinguished by the fire service.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or has any information about those responsible is asked to contact the police.

If you know anything, telephone 101, select option 2, and ask for Wayne Hutchinson. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12150010878 when passing on information about this incident.