Hunslet Jewson and Middleton Railway fire ‘was arson’ – BBC News

Arsonists started a major fire at a builder’s yard in south Leeds, police have said.

Three buildings at Jewson builders’ yard and Middleton heritage railway wagon in Lake Terrace in Hunslet were destroyed in the early hours of Sunday.

Richard Halderthay, of Jewson, said the fire caused “substantial damage” to the site off Moor Road.

West Yorkshire Police said the blaze “had been started deliberately with a number of separate seats of fire”.

Mr Halderthay said: “The damage is very significant, it’s a big store but one which we mostly deliver from rather than people coming to collect. Hunslet Jewson and Middleton Railway fire ‘was arson’ – BBC News

 

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