The organisers of the Milton Keynes Pride Festival have confirmed a rainbow arch on the event site was set alright.

An arch donated by My Milton Keynes had formed part of the site in Campbell Park in Central Milton Keynes for the Pride event, which took place on Saturday (11/09) and was attended by over 14,000 people over the course of the day.

However, the organisers have announced the site arch was attacked in an incident this morning (13/09). They have also since confirmed that the incident has been reported to local police and anyone with information can provide them with information.

They said, “MKPF team are extremely saddened to discover that a person or persons have deliberately broken into the PRIDE site and set fire to the beautiful rainbow arch that was donated by My Milton Keynes.

“The arch had been fenced and secured which means that the incident was undertaken on purpose. We had in excess of 14,000 people attend on Saturday and it was such amazing day.

“Sadly this incident shows that there is still so much work to be done within MK in regards to the Homophobia, Biphobia, Lesphobia, Transphobia and other forms of discrimination the LGBTQ+ community face.

“This crime happened at approx 6:45am and has been reported to TVP if anyone has any information please call 101 a quote our reference number 43210411776.”