Suspected arson attack at former pub

FIRE: The aftermath of the blaze in Little Hulton

FIRE: The aftermath of the blaze in Little Hulton

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THIRTY firefighters tackled a blaze after a suspected arson attack at a former pub in Little Hulton.

Firefighters were called to the former Horseshoe pub at the junction of Cleggs Lane and Manchester Road East, at about 3.50am this morning.

The fire, which is being treated as arson, spread throughout the ground floor of the building, but no structural damage is believed to have been caused.

Firefighters had to cut their way through wrought iron fencing to gain access to the building. The pub's car park is being used as a car wash, which is unaffected by the fire and open for business as usual.

The fire was started at the entrance of the building.

Firefighters said they struggled to get inside because there were a large number of boxes containing cables on the ground floor.

The boxes are said to have been piled up to the ceiling in some parts of the former bar area.

It is not known who uses the building for storage.

The blaze has caused commuters traffic chaos because the A6 Manchester Road is closed at the junction with Armitage Avenue and Cleggs Lane.

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Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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9:16am Mon 29 Jul 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

Funny this. I was on a bus Saturday stopped at the lights there and I noticed the said boxes stored high behind the front door, which had a small broken window , I immediately thought this is a burn out waiting to happen, especially in LH.
Funny this. I was on a bus Saturday stopped at the lights there and I noticed the said boxes stored high behind the front door, which had a small broken window , I immediately thought this is a burn out waiting to happen, especially in LH. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 3

6:25pm Mon 29 Jul 13

Just Thought says...

These people wont be happy until there really is nothing left to wreck.

Funny really with the amount of criminal activity that goes on around there they don't have Camera's up.

But then again nobody really cares what goes on hence its in the state it is........ a s...hole
These people wont be happy until there really is nothing left to wreck. Funny really with the amount of criminal activity that goes on around there they don't have Camera's up. But then again nobody really cares what goes on hence its in the state it is........ a s...hole Just Thought
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Mon 29 Jul 13

wild one says...

went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more.. wild one
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Mon 29 Jul 13

mr.mark.c says...

wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -2

10:05pm Mon 29 Jul 13

geezer01 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up. geezer01
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Mon 29 Jul 13

geezer01 says...

geezer01 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.
[quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.[/p][/quote]Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy. geezer01
  • Score: -1

10:12pm Mon 29 Jul 13

mr.mark.c says...

geezer01 wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.
How is he a troll ?
[quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.[/p][/quote]Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.[/p][/quote]How is he a troll ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: -3

1:44am Tue 30 Jul 13

wild one says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.
How is he a troll ?
sad little boy.....oh!!! the joy's of living in shittty hulton...please define a troll?
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.[/p][/quote]Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.[/p][/quote]How is he a troll ?[/p][/quote]sad little boy.....oh!!! the joy's of living in shittty hulton...please define a troll? wild one
  • Score: 1

10:31am Tue 30 Jul 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

wild one wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.
How is he a troll ?
sad little boy.....oh!!! the joy's of living in shittty hulton...please define a troll?
Define a troll - he can't even spell lager.
One of 'Dobble's' finest I think.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.[/p][/quote]Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.[/p][/quote]How is he a troll ?[/p][/quote]sad little boy.....oh!!! the joy's of living in shittty hulton...please define a troll?[/p][/quote]Define a troll - he can't even spell lager. One of 'Dobble's' finest I think. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Tue 30 Jul 13

wild one says...

geezer01 wrote:
geezer01 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
wild one wrote:
went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..
It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.
Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.
Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.
what is a LARGER & AMP.....

hulton;s finest...
[quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geezer01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: went passed the place today. full of foreigners hanging about the place. once stood a great pub, but alas not no more..[/p][/quote]It needs a few Poles to keep people out, but then again wrong type of Pole.[/p][/quote]Wild one,sure it was your mum with a can of larger & a roll up.[/p][/quote]Wild one you just sound like a jealous little troll,anyway got things to do not like you on benefits you sad little boy.[/p][/quote]what is a LARGER & AMP..... hulton;s finest... wild one
  • Score: 0

1:45am Sun 4 Aug 13

davonian69 says...

It was done by the illegals that live there, the place was 'suddenly' evacuated the evening before the incident.. even the gypsies who live in the caravan on the site where told to 'disappear' for the evening.
It seems very funny that every time the 'owners' of the place (The ones who run the car wash and employ the illegal immigrants who live in the building with their rats and chickens) are refused planning permission for whatever sceme they apply for every 3 months something happens there. Salford council and the Police need to communicate with the local residents to find out the reality of what's going on in that place.
It was done by the illegals that live there, the place was 'suddenly' evacuated the evening before the incident.. even the gypsies who live in the caravan on the site where told to 'disappear' for the evening. It seems very funny that every time the 'owners' of the place (The ones who run the car wash and employ the illegal immigrants who live in the building with their rats and chickens) are refused planning permission for whatever sceme they apply for every 3 months something happens there. Salford council and the Police need to communicate with the local residents to find out the reality of what's going on in that place. davonian69
  • Score: 2

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