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Investigation launched after fire in Bedworth

Officers in Bedworth are investigating a fire that is currently being treated as suspicious.

Warwickshire Police was called this morning (Friday, 25 August) at approximately 8.30am to reports of a fire at the disused Bedworth Rugby Club building on Rectory Drive.

Upon closer inspection by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, it appears that this may have been caused deliberately and a thorough investigation is now underway.

Inspector Russell Payne of Warwickshire Police said: "Thankfully, no injuries have been reported but we have reason to believe that there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire.

"We have launched a thorough investigation to establish the cause of the fire and determine if it was caused deliberately.

"If you witnessed this incident, or have any information, we would urge you to come forward. Whether you believe this information is important or not, it could prove vital in our enquiries.

Should you have any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 99 of 25 august 2017.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, where no personal details will be taken and information will not be traced or recorded and you will not go to court. Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or get in touch via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Issued: 6.19pm, Friday 25 August 2017, Kieren Bodill, Corporate Communications

Published 25/08/17