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This callous firebug has destroyed our happiness
A COLLECTION of vintage tractors and antique machinery valued at tens of thousands of pounds has been destroyed by fire.
Ian Pomeroy, of Lower Croft, Cropthorne, was left devastated after the blaze broke out on an area of land at Church Leys, between Cropthorne and Charlton, near Evesham, at around 11pm on Tuesday, September 3, damaging his cherished property beyond repair. He said he was certain the fire was started deliberately.
“The fire has left us with £50,000 to £60,000 worth of damage and loss,” said Mr Pomeroy. “The whole thing is heartbreaking. Some of the stuff dates back to the 1930s.
I probably had the biggest collection in the area. It is irreplacable. When I was alerted to the fire I rushed down there and it had started on the bottom by the wooden sheds. The sheds contained antique machinery that I had collected over 30 to 40 years. The fire has wiped the collection out.
“Many of my vintage tractors that I have worked hard on for many years were destroyed by the fire.” Police have started an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Mr Pomery added: The land was a peaceful haven for myself and my wife who love the countryside and relaxation, but now that's all been destroyed by a heartless person that has basically ruined our livelihood.” If anyone has any information on the incident, they should call police on the non-emergency 101 phone number.
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