PICTURES: Arrest made over Peak District barn fire

An arrest has been made in connection with a fire which ripped through a Peak District barn.

Wednesday, 9th August 2017, 1:20 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:54 am
The barn fire in Middleton by Youlgrave. Photo: Derbyshire Rural Crime Team.

The fire took place at a farm on Friddon Lane in Middleton-by-Youlgrave at 11pm on Sunday, August 6.

Firefighters from five stations in Derbyshire attended the blaze, spending more than five hours battling the flames.

A 24-year-old woman from Hartington has since been arrested and released pending further investigation.

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Suspected criminal damage at a barn in Middleton by Youlgrave. Photo: Derbyshire Rural Crime Team.

Officers from the Derbyshire Police’s rural crime team are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was at the CEX festival that was taking place nearby at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting reference 17000336296.

Suspected criminal damage at a barn in Middleton by Youlgrave. Photo: Derbyshire Rural Crime Team.