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Police appeal for witnesses to blaze at Long Eaton service station

Posted on 10th September 2018
Long Eaton Longmoor Road fire 18000416001

Officers are looking for witnesses to a fire at a service station in Long Eaton, which may have been started deliberately.

At around 6:20pm on Friday, August 31, we received reports of a blaze at the rear of the Longmoor Road service station.

The fire is believed to have started in a car stored behind the service station, which caused extensive damage to two further cars, and then spread to a nearby building.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service brought the fire under control and nobody was injured. A joint investigation into the circumstances is now underway.

PC Tim Phillips said “Fortunately, no one was injured and a further stroke of luck was that the fuel tanks at the service station were completely empty due to the refurbishment of the site, otherwise the consequences could have been catastrophic.

“I am keen to hear from anyone that saw anything that appeared suspicious, or for any information that might help with our enquiries.”

If you can help, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000416001 and the name of the officer in the case PC Tim Phillips, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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