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Daresbury Hall blaze was arson, say police


THE disastrous fire which hit Daresbury Hall, near Warrington, over the weekend is now being treated as arson.
Cheshire Police say it is believed the first was started deliberately.
Officers are still at the scene and a major investigation has been launched.
The fire was reported at about 5pm on Saturday and resulted in road closures in the area.
Firefighters attended the scene and eventually extinguished the blaze, although they were hampered because of fears the building could collapse.
Now police are appealing for information from the public.
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 691 of 25/6/2016. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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  1. No surprises there then 🙁 I hope they somehow find the person(s) responsible and throw the book at them but with it being set back from the road and somewhat out of view not to mention easy access to the rear across fields which are open for walking what are the chances really of catching those responsible 🙁

    I wonder if it was insured ? I’m guessing not with it being empty for so long and on the ‘At Risk’ register.

  2. And here’s some additional information!

    Just one week ago, on 19th June at 21.08pm, Fire fighters attended Daresbury Hall to put out a fire consisting of piles of rubbish inside the building.

    Two fire engines attended, one from Stockton Heath and one from Warrington. A thermal imaging camera was also used at this event.

    Not long ago police found a massive cannabis growing operation inside Daresbury Hall. Wouldn’t one have thought that they and Halton Council would have ensured that the building was made secure to prevent further crime there?

    Then after the fire on 19th June, wouldn’t one have thought that Halton Council would have forced the owner to secure the building?

    This week another fire which has caused massive damage to this beautiful grade 11* building and resulted in massive costs for the attendance of the fire services, which will be paid for out of the public purse.

    All this damage and the resulting costs could have been prevented!

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