Haverhill: Suspicious Fire At School

6 June 2012, 06:13 | Updated: 6 June 2012, 07:44

Police are appealing for information following a large fire in Haverhill on Sunday 3rd June.

Officers were contacted by the fire service just after 10pm after they had received multiple calls about a fire at the former Castle Middle School.

A number of fire pumps were in attendance and the fire was brought under control but nobody was inside. 

The structure of the building is not currently stable enough for fire officers to carry out a full examination into the cause of the fire but following initial investigations it is being deemed as suspicious.

Police are appealing for anyone who has information about how the fire was started or who may have started to contact police immediately on 101. Officers are also urging members of the public to stay away from the site as it is unsafe and anyone entering would be putting themselves at risk.

There has also been a second fire at the school which started just after 7pm last night. 

Two appliances from Haverhill were called to smoke and flames seen from a section of the school.

Haverhill's crews were in attendance at 19:16 and found a small fire in the roof of the sports hall. Crews used one hosereel and one 9m ladder to access and extinguish the fire.

Crews were back at base by 20:42

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