Hunt for Worksop DIY store arsonists


Arsonists who set fire to Wickes DIY store in Worksop are being hunted by police.

The store, in Babbage Way, was set alight at around 11.15pm on Saturday 17th September.

The blaze caused significant damage to the side and front of the building and a section of the shop still remains closed off to shoppers.

Several phone calls were made to Notts Fire and Rescue Service, who attended and extinguished the flames.

Two of the callers have still not been traced and police would like to speak to them as they may hold vital information.

No one was injured in the fire, which police are treating as arson.

Pc Rebecca Withell, from Worksop CID, urged anyone with any information to come forward.

“We know that several people saw the store on fire that night, some of whom have not given their account to police,” she said.

“Witnesses may well have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area immediately before.”

“They could have seen the person who committed this crime and may be able to give us vital information to help us bring this person to justice.”

Anyone with information should call Notts Police 0300 300 99 99 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.