Police appeal after arson attack in Lancaster


Arsonists set fire to a former dance studio in Lancaster.

Between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Thursday, October 29, a large fire started inside The Dance Studio in Lodge Street.

The incident caused substantial damage with several fire crews called to put out the blaze.

Police believe the fire was started deliberately and are asking for witnesses to come forward following the incident.

PC Hannah Brew of Lancaster Police said: “One witness has seen a group of around six youths aged between 14 to 16-years-old running from the area but we currently have no CCTV to support this so do not know whether they were involved or not.

“There were however a lot of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed something.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number WB1508843.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.