Suspected arson attack in Southport


Photo Credit: Gavin Blackburn, Fire in abandoned buildings, Hampton Road (6.45pm)

Merseyside Fire And Rescue Service were called to a fire that was started in unoccupied buildings in Hampton Road/Virginia Street this evening, Saturday 10 October 2015.

The fire was started in the unoccupied buildings in Hampton Road/Virginia Street at around 6.30pm.

A member of the public said:

“Kids use these buildings as play area. I witnessed them ride away from the scene looking very happy”

The blaze was quickly put out by firefighters, an investigation is underway.

Thankfully no injuries were reported at the scene.

Update to follow.


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