A FOOTWEAR company has been left devastated after its specially made wagon was found torched in a field.

Police were called by staff at Vivobarefoot on July 29 after their trailed was stolen from a property in the West Bagborough area of Taunton.

The VVagon was later found torched in a field on August 1 and police are appealing for anyone who has information about the incident to come forward.

Enna Kimber, founder of The VVagon Project, said the wagon is 'irreparable' and staff have been left devastated by the incident.

She said: "We are devastated. We have lost a beautifully crafted and unique space that hosted so many experiences and brought people together.

"However, if there is any positive to the theft it has to be the overwhelming grass roots response to the search, and we want to thank everyone who posted, commented, and generally rallied around us throughout the search this week.

"We are moved by the love, thank you. You are the VVagon, and even though our stage has been taken it is truly gratifying to witness the community it built going strong

"Of course the loss of the VVagon is completely gutting for all of us in the team and everyone who has been a part of the project.

"But we are trying to remember our own words: of the VVagon being a vessel for values and experiences first and foremost, rather than a thing of value itself.

"We like to think it was- and is- worth far more than the sum of the parts that were ripped out of it.

"The fire is still very much in our bellies to fight for the values we care about: health, wellbeing, community, sustainability and adventure.

"These values remind us to treat things as vessels, and they thrive when we begin to reduce our reliance on things and return to older and healthier relationships with other people and the planet.

"We hope you will bare with us while we build a stage for SWOF in Cornwall that lives up to the incredible memories of the events we have already enjoyed with you."

If you have any information about the incident call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219173669.