Arsonists target homeless tent in Milton Keynes underpass

Firefighters were called by 18 residents who reported a tent on fire in an underpass in CMK last night.

At around 10.15pm yesterday evening emergency services attended the fire in a tent near North Grafton Roundabout, Portway.

One crew from Great Holm and one from Broughton attended the scene, which is a suspected arson.

Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus.

A spokesperson for Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the “tent was used as a permanent dwelling”.