Investigation launched after fire in Whittington Moor this morning

Police are investigating after a fire which they believe was started deliberately at a disused building on Whittington Moor this morning.

A Police spokesperson said: "We received a call at 5.20am this morning (Tuesday 12 May) to reports of a fire at a disused building on Avenue Road in Whittington Moor. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service attended.

"No one was in the building, or hurt or injured.

"It is believed the fire was started deliberately and our officers are working with the fire service to investigate.

"If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious, or has any information, we would ask for them to contact us on the non-emergency contact details below, quoting reference 2*239292.

"You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

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