Following our little conflagration here in Monkton, I have been doing a little research.
In the last six weeks there have been 11 cases of arson involving agricultural buildings in East Kent. The largest being 10,000 bales of hay (at £3.50 a bale) near Dover, the most recent and probably the smallest, being at Preston yesterday.
At one time it used to be worse during the school holidays, now it has spread. Is it possible that we have got a problem with unemployment, or is it something in the water? Me I take a more vigorous view, and feel that the rural communities are under policed. Not the fault of the Police Force, more a problem with cuts in the funding for the police authorities