A CRICKET pavilion in Bournemouth has been targeted by arsonists twice in two days.

Police said the Fernheath Cricket Pavilion on Verney Road, Bournemouth, was set alight sometime between 3pm on Sunday, February 3 and 8.30am on Monday, February 4, whene a window was smashed and a fire was started in the changing rooms.

On the second occasion another window was smashed and wooden seats set, sometime between 2.30pm on Monday February 4and 9am on Tuesday February 5.

PC Lee Harrison, of Bournemouth police, said: “There have recently been a number of incidents in the area of Verney Road in West Howe where premises used by members of the public have been damaged.

“Most recently the Fernheath Cricket Pavilion has been targeted.

“Unfortunately the cost of repairs and replacements has to come from the money that would otherwise be used to benefit the local community.

“I am urging anyone who may have information about these arsons, or may have details about those responsible, to contact police in the strictest confidence as soon as possible.”

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information is urged to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident numbers 04:89 and 05:97, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.