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Fires started 'deliberately' on successive days at derelict Haverhill pub




Police are investigating two fires in two days in a derelict pub in Haverhill.

Two Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crews, from Haverhill and Clare, were called on Sunday, February 28 at 5pm to reports of a fire in the former Vixen pub in Strasbourg Square.

It is believed that the fire was started deliberately with rubbish set alight and police have now launched an investigation into the fire, which was under control in 20 minutes.

The Vixen pub in Strasbourg Square, Haverhill, following a previous incident of arson in June, 2020. Picture by Steve Barton
The Vixen pub in Strasbourg Square, Haverhill, following a previous incident of arson in June, 2020. Picture by Steve Barton

Further reports of suspicious behaviour inside the building were received yesterday at about 2.15pm.

It is believed that pieces of wood were set on fire, causing minor damage.

Anyone with any information about Monday's incident or who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact the police, quoting incident reference number 213 of March, on 101 or click HERE

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