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Witness appeal after Ripley arson attack

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an arson at a business premises in Peasehill, Ripley, which caused a significant amount of damage.

A van was set alight close to the property and caused a side door of the building to melt and allow smoke to enter the building.

The incident, which did not cause any injuries, took place at around 7.40pm on Saturday, March 23.

Officers have been following a number of lines of enquiry and are now seeking the public’s help to progress their investigation.

If you saw anything suspicious in the Peasehill area of Ripley on that Saturday night, or if you have any other information, Derbyshire Police would like you to get in touch.

Quote reference number 19*148844 and the name of the officer in the case, DC Siddall-Hart, in any correspondence.

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
  • Phone – call 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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