UPDATE: Fire which ripped through Equiwear in Wisbech caused by arsonists

A FIRE which ripped through an equestrian equipment retailer in Wisbech last night was started by arsonists.

An investigation into the blaze at Equiwear in Algores Way found that the fire was started deliberately at 10.05pm.

Two crews from the town, one from March and another from Outwell, were called to the site of the family-run business, which started two years ago.

Firefighters had to force entry to the building - which was heavily smoke damaged in the incident - to extinguish the fire and took around three hours to get it under control.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.