Arsonists set fire to mobile classrooms

09:02 12 June 2014

Firefighters battle to control the blaze

Firefighters battle to control the blaze

Archant

Arsonists torched two unused mobile classrooms in a Fenland village in the early hours of today.

Firefighters were called to Roman Bank, Leverington, at 12.45am following reports that the buildings were engulfed in flames.

Two crews from Wisbech were quickly on the scene and immediately called for support from the crew based at Outwell.

Firefighters had the blaze under control by 3.15am - and an investigation revealed the cause to be deliberate.

A police spokesman said the buildings were not in use - until recently they have been used as a boxing gym.

Police want to trace a man who was seen in the area at the time of the fire. He was described as white, 6ft tall, “wearing a flap cap, light brown corduroy trousers and a green farmer’s jacket”. He was riding a Dutch style bike.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

More news stories

10:00
John McIntosh with welfare officer Alan Hay

A blind Second World War veteran from Wisbech has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Yesterday, 13:56
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

Yesterday, 11:13
Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

A former Fen man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself did not have a firearms certificate.

Yesterday, 15:25
Peter Bryant who is taking part in Ride to the Somme

An Elm man who regularly fundraises for Help for Heroes has added more than £1,000 to his total.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up