VIDEO: Arsonist flees as Derbyshire cafe goes up in flames

Still from CCTV issued by police.
Still from CCTV issued by police.

Detectives have released CCTV footage of an offender setting fire to a cafe at a family-run business.

Between 9.30pm and 10pm on Sunday, December 4, a man broke into Acton Garden and Aquatic Centre in Acton Close, Long Eaton, and smashed the window of the cafe inside.

He poured accelerant through the window and set fire to it.

The footage shows the arsonist running away from the scene as the cafe is engulfed in flames.

The cafe was completely destroyed by the fire.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Tom Barry on 101, quoting reference number 16000400964.