Shibden Park fire in Halifax may have been arson attack

A fire in Shibden Park may have been an arson attack.

By sarah fitton
Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 12:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 12:26 pm
The damage left by the blaze. The cade was unharmed as has been open as usual

Police have confirmed to the Courier they are treating the blaze near the cafe as suspected arson.

Teams from three fire stations were called to put out the flames on Monday night.

Crews from Halifax, Illingworth and Odsal were deployed at 9.05pm.

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There was some damage to decking near the cafe but the cafe was not damaged and has been open as usual.

The firefighters had extinguished the fire and left the park by 11.50pm.

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information that might help the police with their investigation should contact them by calling 101 or visiting the police’s website.

Information can be passed on quoting log 1717 of November 29.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by ringing the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.