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Fire at restaurant precinct in Leicester started deliberately, say police

50 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze Credit: BPM Media

Police say a fire that broke out at a restaurant and shopping precinct in Leicester was started deliberately.

Around 50 firefighters were called to the blaze on Belgrave Road at around 10pm on Sunday (6th January).

No one was injured and an investigation has now been opened.

Police sealed off the area whilst emergency services tried to put out the fire Credit: BPM Media

The precinct is home to a number of shops and restaurants including Mirch Masala and Popats Mithai Farshan.

Police are now calling on anyone who may have seen anything on Sunday evening to contact them:

The incident is being treated as arson and we are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident. There are a number of businesses and properties in this area and so there are likely to have been a number of people around at the time. If you were in the area, and saw or heard anything which caused you concern, then we urge you to make contact.

– Detective Inspector Mark Parish, Leicestershire Police