A social club in Wisbech has been damaged following a suspected arson attack.

Emergency services were called after fire broke out at Wisbech and District Ex-Services Club, in Alexandra Road, Wisbech, at about 4.20am on Monday January 1.

The blaze, which is believed to have been started on the ground floor, caused serious damage to the building, which was unoccupied.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses following the suspected arson attack.

Detective Constable Chris Goodman, who is investigating, said: “We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area from about 4am to 4.30am.

“I am particularly keen to speak to two members of the public who had a young child with them and were in the area at that time, and encourage them to come forward as they may have information which could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 35/67/24, or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org