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Third boy arrested as investigation into former Preston nightclub fire continues

Posted on - 23rd May, 2022 - 9:18am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Onlookers watch the fire on Thursday evening from Boltons Court Pic: Shane King
Onlookers watch the fire on Thursday evening from Boltons Court Pic: Shane King

Detectives investigating a fire at a former Preston nightclub have made a third arrest.

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday (22 May). He has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Two 14-year-old boys had already been arrested and released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

Read more: Second 14-year-old boy arrested in investigation into fire at former Preston nightclub

A joint investigation between Lancashire Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing, to establish the cause of the fire in Church Street

Road closures remain in place around the building and the area is also closed to pedestrians, as emergency demolition work continues. It is expected this will be completed by today (Monday 23 May). For more information visit the Preston City Council website or follow @prestoncouncil on Twitter.

Det Insp George Binns, from Preston CID, said: “Three teenage boys have been arrested and all have been bailed while our enquiries continue.

“We are working hard with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause of the blaze and are still asking anybody with information about it to come forward. Perhaps you were in the area at the time and saw something suspicious, or perhaps you have other information that could help us.

“Whatever you know, we would ask you to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 1347 of May 19th.


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