Arson investigation after van fire in Mereside Park

Crews attended the fire at Mereside Park in the early hours
Crews attended the fire at Mereside Park in the early hours

Firefighters attended a 'suspicious' blaze at Mereside Park after they were alerted by a 999 call, say fire services.

Crews from South Shore went to the scene of a van fire on Clifton Road at around 4.30am on 1 March.

A spokesman for South Shore fire services said: "A fire engine and crew from South Shore responded to the 999 call alerting them to a van on fire in the park.

"Firefighters used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire and called the police to report what was believed to have been arson."

Nobody was injured during the incident.

A joint investigation between the police and the fire service has been launched.

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