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Cycle King fire: Pair deny starting blaze





Firefighters tackle the fire at Cycle King, on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:Andy Abbott.
Firefighters tackle the fire at Cycle King, on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:Andy Abbott.

Two men have denied starting a fire at a bike shop in Bury St Edmunds which caused £1.6 million worth of damage.

Dysney Sibbons, 22, of Flatford Close, Stowmarket and Ashley Finley, 24, of Borley Cresent, Elmswell appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today.

Both pleaded not guilty to arson being reckless as to whether it would destroy or damage property at Cycle King, on Angel Hill, on September 29 last year.

Firefighters tackle the fire at Cycle King, on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:Andy Abbott.
Firefighters tackle the fire at Cycle King, on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:Andy Abbott.

The blaze was tackled by 12 fire crews and took 60 firefighters seven hours to bring under control.

The Cycle King shop was destroyed and the adjoining One Bull pub and Francela restaurant suffered extensive damage.

Judge David Goodin told Sibbons and Finley that their trial would begin on March 4 next year.

Cycle King in the aftermath of the blaze. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Cycle King in the aftermath of the blaze. Picture: Mecha Morton.

The trial is expected to last for up to three days.

Sibbons and Finley will continue to be granted bail until their next court appearance, said Judge Goodin.