POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fire at a stables earlier this week.

Officers discovered a locked gate had been forced open at the entrance to the field where the stables are located.

Fortunately, there were no animals in the stables at the time of the fire off Pulpitsway Drove, Kingsbury Episcopi, shortly after 10pm on Wednesday.

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An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Police were contacted by the fire service on the night of Wednesday 26 May about an incident it was dealing with off Pulpitsway Drove.

"Police found a locked gate at the entrance of the field where the stables were situated had been forced open.

"No animals were being kept in the stables at the time of the fire.

"An officer has conducted CCTV and house-to-house enquiries as part of our investigation.

"We’re keen to hear from witnesses who saw what happened, or anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in the area about 10-11pm.

"If you can help with our enquiries please call 101 and quote reference number 5221116306."