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Sparks flew when a group of Conservative council candidates toured Hainault yesterday - and found a child’s bike on fire.

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Melvyn Marks and Pauline Fynn were on the campaign trail in Fairview Drive when they saw the flames behind a block of flats.

After calling the fire brigade, they helped residents move leaves and flammable material out the way.

A fire engine put the blaze out in less than 10 minutes at around 4pm. Residents believed the bike was set alight deliberately by vandals.

Mrs Fynn said: “They have expressed serious concerns about vandalism, safety and security which we will be addressing.”

Youths had previously been seen clambering over garage roofs at Radley Court.

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