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Arson Investigation Over Isle Of Wight Hotel Fire
Police are appealing for more witnesses to a suspected arson at a derelict hotel on the Isle of Wight.
The Royal Cliff Hotel in the Beachfield Road and Grange Road area of Sandown was severely damaged on Saturday night (11 October).
Detectives are treating the fire and its circumstances as a suspected arson attack.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Dave Pain of Isle of Wight CID said:
"I'd like to thank the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and members of the public for all their assistance with our enquiries so far.
"One line of enquiry is appealing for witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously after 10pm on Saturday night (October 11) in the Beachfield Road area or the cliff path area of Sandown."
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Det Con Dave Pain in Isle of Wight CID by phoning 101 or emailing via http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.
Information can be given be anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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