Huge fire at Bedworth flats was started deliberately police say

Crews at the scene of the fire at the flats in Bedworth
-Credit: (Image: Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service)


Police believe that a 'significant fire' at a block of flats in Bedworth was started deliberately. More than a dozen residents had to be evacuated out Potlidgate Court at around midnight due to a fire ripping through the building.

Warwickshire Police has confirmed that a motorbike was set on fire outside. "The fire is understood to have spread to a nearby building, which was evacuated," a force spokesperson said.

"Enquiries are ongoing but it is believed the fire may have been started deliberately." A witness appeal has now been launched for anyone who was in the area of The Mews last night and saw anything to come forward and speak to police.

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"If anyone was in the area or saw someone acting suspiciously we’d ask them to get in touch quoting incident 386 of 10 June," the spokesperson said.

Firefighters from nearby Bedworth and also neighbouring Nuneaton stations tackled the blaze for more than four hours. Fortunately no one was injured.

Fire crews at the scene of the suspected arson attack which led to the fire reaching the wooden cladding on the block of flats in Bedworth
Fire crews at the scene of the suspected arson attack which led to the fire reaching the wooden cladding on the block of flats in Bedworth -Credit:Nuneaton Fire Station

Speaking about Nuneaton Fire Station said: "We were receiving multiple calls to the incident. On arrival we were faced with a significant fire at the front of the building.

"Firefighters immediately began to extinguish the fire whilst ensuring everyone was accounted for. Unfortunately, the fire spread to behind the cladding and into the cavity wall. Once all fire and hotspots were extinguished we returned to station just after 4.30am."

Anyone with any information that could help police with their investigation should either call 101 or visit the police website here

Details can also be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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