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Medieval Norfolk church torched in arson attack 

13th July 2019

Joseph Norton, Great Yarmouth Mercury, reports
Pictures: Ian Wall


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St Margaret's Ruined Church in Hopton was torched in an arson attack in the early hours of Friday morning
 



A medieval Norfolk church has been torched in an arson attack just a month after it was vandalised

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A motorbike was set on fire underneath the church building
 



Firefighters rushed to St Margaret's Ruined Church in Hopton just after midnight on Friday morning following reports a vehicle was on fire underneath the church building

Two crews arrived on the scene at 12.59am to put out the fire

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said the blaze was caused by somebody setting a motorbike alight

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident

It is not known how much damage has been caused to the church building

Last month the church was targeted by vandals