investigate arson attack on van in science lab supplier's yard
POLICE are investigating an arson attack after a van was discovered on fire
in a yard at a rabbit farm. Firefighters attended Highgate Farm in Normanby-by-Spital,
near Market Rasen, at about 2.20am on Monday. A white Mercedes Sprinter
van was found ablaze and the vehicle was totally destroyed.
are investigating it as arson at the premises, which supplies rabbits to
Huntingdon Life Sciences' Cambridgeshire lab. As reported in the Echo, officers
from five police forces converged on the farm in September last year, where
hundreds of animal rights protestors staged a demonstration. Owner Geoff
Douglas pointed out the business's lawful activity is regulated by the Home
with any information on the arson, or who saw anything suspicious in the
area between midnight and the time the fire was discovered, should call
police on 0300 1110300.