Police probe suspected arson attack

SP90152 Fire Station rd industrial estate Bakewell.
SP90152 Fire Station rd industrial estate Bakewell.

POLICE suspect the massive blaze at a sweet factory in Bakewell may have been the result of an arson attack.

The fire was discovered at the business and franchise Sugar Cane, on Station Road industrial estate, Bakewell, about 3.20am, on Tuesday, May 17. At its height 30 firefighters were tackling the blaze and the road was closed.

A police spokesman said: “An investigation has been launched into a suspected arson attack but we’re not able to establish an exact cause at this stage.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.