Former pub in Ribbleton targeted again by arsonists

Posted on - 27th August, 2018 - 1:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton

The former Old England pub now stands abandoned Pic: Google

This was the Old England pub but it has stood empty for nearly 20 years Pic: Google

Firefighters have battled an arson attempt at an abandoned Preston pub for the third time in 18 months.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent four crews to the former Old England pub in Ribbleton Lane just before midnight on Sunday (26 August).

A spokesman for the fire service said a pile of rubbish on the ground floor had been deliberately set alight.

Crews were able to quickly put out the blaze and no one was hurt.

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Preston Police have notified of the suspected arson and begun an investigation.

The Old England pub in happier times Pic: Preston Digital Archive

The Old England, which has been empty since 1999 near the West View Leisure Centre, was targeted in January and May last year.

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