Hunt goes on for ‘barbaric’ arsonists

George Murrell and his partner Judy Lee at the stables in Churwell, which burnt down, killing their horses.
George Murrell and his partner Judy Lee at the stables in Churwell, which burnt down, killing their horses.
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Police have renewed an appeal for information after a fire at the allotments which killed two horses last month.

Detectives believe that the blaze which swept through outhouses on Hepworth Avenue in Churwell on the evening of Saturday May 16 was started deliberately.

And they are still hunting the arsonists.

Arabian colts Diablo and Eric were killed in the fire due to smoke inhalation, though other animals living in the stables were rescued.

The owners of the stables George Murrell and his partner Judy Lee told the Observer they have no idea who could have committed the crime.

Mr Murrell said: “All we want is to find out who did this,”

“It’s absolutely disgusting that anyone could be capable of such barbarity.

“We are still clueless about who could have done it – we have no enemies.”

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “We are appealing for any witnesses.

“If you have any information regarding this, please contact PC 1705 Meek on 101 and quote the crime reference number 13150209332.”