COUNTRYSIDE rangers are appealing for information following a fire that that burnt a memorial bench to the ground.

Police were called to Wyndham Hill, near Yeovil, at 4am on Saturday following reports that a small fire was burning on the hillside.

South Somerset District Council’s countryside manager, Katy Menday, said: “A solid wood memorial bench was destroyed and the ranger team are naturally disappointed.

“If anyone has any information we and the family who commissioned the bench would be very grateful.

“We have suggested a metal replacement in the meantime.”

The incident was one of four fires reported in the area on Friday night.

Anyone with information should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 0845-456-7000.