Arsonists destroy 5G mast amid conspiracy theory that high-speed network is to ...

Arsonists destroy another 5G mast fueled by false conspiracy theory that the new high-speed mobile phone network is to blame for coronavirus A 5G phone mast was set on fire in Otley, Bradford at around 3.39am today Police are investigating the burning of the mast as a suspected arson attack Conspiracy theorists claim that the 5G network is behind the Covid outbreak

By Clare Mccarthy For Mailonline

Published: 20:55 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 20:59 BST, 10 September 2020

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A 5G mast in West Yorkshire was set on fire in the early hours of this morning as conspiracy theorists claim that the high-speed network is linked to the Covid outbreak.

Police and fire services were called to reports of a burning mast on Otley Road in Bradford at around 3.39am on Thursday.  

Firefighters fought hard to extinguish the flames which had engulfed the phone mast. 

A 5G phone mast was set on fire on Otley Road in Bradford at around 3.39am today as conspiracy theorists claim that the high-speed network is linked to the Covid outbreak

A 5G phone mast was set on fire on Otley Road in Bradford at around 3.39am today as conspiracy theorists claim that the high-speed network is linked to the Covid outbreak

The mast was destroyed in the fire, which left it burnt and melted near the top, and the structure was toppled using a crane at around 1pm today. 

The mast was cut into sections before being removed. 

Police are appealing for witnesses and are investigating the incident as a suspected arson attack. 

The fire comes following a series of suspected arson attacks on 5G masts

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