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Woman charged after three suspected arson incidents on the same day

Police investigating a series of arson incidents have charged a suspect.

Officers were alerted to three separate fires in the Forest Town area of Mansfield on Monday, 30 August.

The last of these incidents took place at around 7.20pm and caused significant damage to the former shooting range in Garibaldi Park, Clipstone Drive.

The others took place shortly after 1am on Lime Grove and at around 7.30am in Clipstone Drive, where a bin and bushes were set ablaze.

Extensive enquiries were undertaken by officers and additional patrols were put in place in the area in response to residents’ concerns.

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Natasha Maunder, aged 34, of no fixed abode, has been charged with three counts of arson.

She appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning and was remanded into custody. She is due to appear again on Monday morning.

PC Kieran Loftus, of the Mansfield North neighbourhood policing team, said: “These blazes caused considerable local concern and we deployed significant resources to ensure they were promptly investigated. I am pleased we have now been able to charge a suspect and our investigation continues.”

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