Police condemn arson attacks around Fleetwood’s Marine Hall

Police in Fleetwood say there has been an increase in anti social behaviour around the Marine Hall recently, including a number of arson attacks.

Officers say youths have been caught being abusive, climbing onto the roof and setting fires.

Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue have over the last week attended three arson attacks at the location, all of which were linked to youths burning paper and aerosols. Only due the quick intervention of members of the community, LFRS and police we are not reporting more serious damage or injury.

A spokesperson said: ‘’This is not only dangerous to the youths themselves, but also puts others and property at risk and stretches valuable resources.

‘’Due to the report and location, the call on Wednesday night resulted in the attendance of 4 fire engines - resources that couldn't attend another emergency if needed because of the mindless actions of a few young people.

‘’Lancashire Police are continuing to gather evidence and will be dealing with anyone identified positively.

‘’Do you know where your children are in the evenings?

‘’Please speak to your children about the dangers of setting fires.

‘’Please rest assured ASB in this area is down overall but we will continue to have extra officers on patrol.’’

If anyone has any information about these incidents you can report anonymously at Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111.

You can also contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20240403-1195 or email 2503@lancashire.police.uk

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