Iceland gives update after Narborough Road store is targeted in 'arson attack'

A damaged delivery vehicle
Two delivery vehicles have been damaged by fire -Credit:Leicester Mercury

A fire that caused damage to Iceland in Narborough Road in Leicester is believed to have been started deliberately. A spokesperson for the supermarket said the store was reopened this morning as 'normal', after the entry to the shop was damaged by fire in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday, May 8).

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said it received the first call at 4.22am, with reports of a van on fire in front of the property. It said further calls suggested another van had caught fire along with the Iceland building.

An Iceland spokesperson said: “Minimal damage was caused to the store entryway and thankfully no injuries were caused. We are working with Leicestershire Police as they continue their investigation into the incident."

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Both the police and fire service said inquiries made so far indicated the blaze started deliberately. A police spokesperson said the force was "keeping an open mind" about whether the incident was linked to another fire, believed to also be started deliberately, at a clothes shop in Hinckley Road also in the early hours of Wednesday.