Arson at Heanor nursery

Arsonists started a fire in a toddlers’ playroom at a Heanor nursery in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Flames tore through the play area at Banana Moon nursery, on Wilmot Street, at 1.40am.

​Toys, books and drawings were lost and the room used by two-to-three-year-olds is now blackened and smoke damaged.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were treating the incident as arson.