Lincoln clothing rail for the homeless burnt down

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Lincoln’s warm rail, which provides donated clothing and supplies to rough sleepers in in the city, has been burnt down.

It’s understood that the fire happened at around 4.07am on Friday, January 5.

It is not yet clear how the fire started. Photo: Sarah Barker for The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police told The Lincolnite the blaze is being treated as arson.

No arrests have been made at the time of writing.

The clothing rail was constructed by community group Compassionate Lincoln.

The ‘warm rail’ was set up to provide clothing for people on the streets of Lincoln.

The aim was to help keep homeless people warm through the winter by providing an open place for people to leave coats, jumpers, scarves, gloves and other comforting items.

Anyone who would like to contact Compassionate Lincoln, to offer support or donations, can do so by visiting the Facebook page here.