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Ukranian club fire investigated as arson by police

Firefighters put out the fire at the Ukranian Club in Carlisle on 14 July Credit: ITV Border

The case of a historic Carlisle building that caught fire is now being investigated by police as an arson.

The Ukrainian Club, on the corner of Silloth street and Wigton road, was set ablaze on Friday 14 July, around 4:30pm.

Police say significant structural damage was done as a result of the fire and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anyone in, on, or leaving the building before the fire started.

Anyone with information can call PC 2524 Donaldson by calling 101 and quoting log number 176 of the 14th of July 2017. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.