Four held over Malton cricket pavilion blaze

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POLICE have arrested four people in connection with a fire which destroyed a cricket pavilion in Malton during the early hours on Wednesday.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at Malton and Old Malton Cricket Club, on Old Malton Road, at about 1am.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Fire investigators quickly established the fire had been started deliberately and called for police assistance.

“Three males aged 30, 26 and 17, and a 17-year-old girl, were arrested in the nearby area at around 2am. Following questioning, the two 17-year-olds were released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

He added: “The two men remain in custody at this time.”

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation, are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for Malton Police.

If you would prefer not to give your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130077497.