Last night (28th October) at about 8pm, some people set fire to a wooden picnic table under the balcony at the Village Hall while there were people in the building. The hall filled with smoke but fortunately no-one seems to have suffered lasting effects.
The perpetrators later moved the damaged table to the skate park.
This is criminal damage which could have been life-threatening, and certainly will cost money.
The trustees of the hall are co-operating fully with the police to identify the criminals.
If anyone has any information, please contact the Chair of the Village Hall or Northumbria Police.