Fire at Wilmslow business premises sparks police investigation | Knutsford Times

Fire at Wilmslow business premises sparks police investigation

By on January 17, 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack at business premises in Hawthorn Lane in Wilmslow.

At 2.23am on 17 January firefighters were called to a two-storey building well alight on Hawthorn Lane in Wilmslow.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and police and fire investigation officers are investigating.

DS Matt Ashton said: “At 2.08am a man was seen arriving on a moped or scooter, which had an ‘L’ plate on the front. He was seen at the side door before the building is set alight.

“An abandoned moped was then recovered at 10.35am from Mount Pleasant in Wilmslow, which we believe is connected to the fire. I’d urge anyone who may have been in these two areas at the time and saw suspicious activity or have dashcam footage that may help to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via quoting IML 296559.

If you have dashcam you can submit it by following the link:
Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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