Leisure centre fire treated as suspicious - police

water being sprayed over smoking ruins
The fire ruined the leisure centre near Salford Shopping Centre [BBC]

Police are treating a large fire that destroyed a leisure centre as suspicious.

No-one was hurt when the blaze broke out at Salford's Clarendon Leisure Centre in Liverpool Street at about 03:00 BST on Friday.

The fire, which was tackled by 40 firefighters, led to the roof collapsing over the swimming pool.

Greater Manchester Police said it was investigating the cause of the fire and there had been no arrests.

fire service at the scene
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them [BBC]

Det Sgt Karl Perry described it as “upsetting and shocking”.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt but I appreciate that many people will be upset at the loss of this community asset.”

He urged anyone with information and footage to contact the force.

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