Arsonists hunted after blaze at former Leeds school

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A BLAZE which badly damaged the former Upper Wortley Primary School building in Leeds at the weekend is being treated as arson.

Four fire engines attended the incident at the listed building on Ashley Road just before 6pm on Saturday.

Police said offenders broke into the building and started a fire, which spread throughout the building causing a large amount of damage.

A second derelict building within the grounds was also set on fire.

Det Const Rob Miller, of Leeds District CID, said: “Substantial damage has been caused and fire service investigators have confirmed that the fires have been started deliberately.

“The building has been derelict for a number of years but was recently bought by a developer. We are conducting enquiries to trace whoever was responsible and would like to hear from anyone who saw anyone in the area around the time of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.” Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 6397 Miller at Elland Road Police Station via 101.