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Rolleston golf club fire renewed police appeal

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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POLICE chiefs have issued a renewed plea for information in a bid to find the person who deliberately set fire to a former golf club.

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, commander of the East Staffordshire local policing team, urged people to come forward with any details "no matter how small" regarding the blaze at Craythorne Golf Club, in Craythorne Road, Rolleston.

People who live nearby who use CCTV equipment on their properties are also being urged to get in touch with any footage that might help the investigation.

He told the Mail: "We are still working hard to find whoever was responsible for this blaze.

"We ask anyone with information to come forward as soon as they can."

The force is continuing to work closely with other agencies, including Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, as part of an investigation into the blaze, which started at around 12.15am on Friday, July 18.

Police chiefs were quick to confirm the blaze was "deliberate".

More than 45 firefighters were called in to tackle the inferno. Flames could be seen for miles across Rolleston and Stretton.

Chief Insp Maskrey added: "We don't want youngsters going onto the site, so I would plead with them to stay away from there."

It comes after reports that children had been spotted at the site despite warnings by police.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number six of July 18, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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