A BLYTON farmer has been left ‘gutted’ after arsonists targeted his farm last night (Thursday 20th September)
Fire crews were called out to Willow Farm on Carr Lane in Blyton, near Gainsborough, at 10.49pm where a portable frame barn was ablaze.
The barn was allowed to burn out and a large amount of straw and hay were destroyed.
Officials say that the cause is believed to be deliberate.
“We filled the building up with hay and straw over the summer,” said Andrew Wilkinson, whose family runs the farm.
“I’ve been up all night - we are absolutely gutted that a year’s worth of work has been destroyed in one night.”
He continued: “We feel lucky that no one was hurt but I’ve lost all of my winter feed. I’ve got 160 cattle with no straw or hay to eat.”
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