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People had been ‘illegally entering’ fire-hit United Trades Club in Northampton

Fire at former United Trades Club in Northampton. Picture by John Hunter NNL-140306-222352001

Fire at former United Trades Club in Northampton. Picture by John Hunter NNL-140306-222352001

Police officers investigating a fire at a disused building in Northampton on Tuesday night have asked anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We are investigating an incident of arson at the former United Trades Club in Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe on Tuesday.

“We are aware the building has been derelict for a while and people may have gained access to it unlawfully over a period of time.

“We would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the building between noon and 8.30pm yesterday to contact us.”

Anyone who has any information about the fire can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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