Suspected arson attack on Radcliffe coffee shop

The Bolton News: A fire at Cafe Fresh in Church Street West, Radcliffe, which may have been caused by an arson attack. A fire at Cafe Fresh in Church Street West, Radcliffe, which may have been caused by an arson attack.

AN overnight blaze at a Radcliffe coffee shop may have been started deliberately, according to firefighters.

Police are now investigating after a fire at Cafe Fresh in Church Street West, Radcliffe, at about 10pm last night.

Firefighters from Whitefield, Bury and Farnworth attended and took about two hours to extinguish the blaze.

The shop was left severely damaged while the flat above it, which was unoccupied, suffered smoke damage.

It is not thought that anybody was hurt during the incident.

A fire service spokesman said: "We had some difficulty putting it out at first because of access and crews were forced to use breathing apparatus.

"Our investigations team and the police are looking into this now.

"Certainly it is not quite adding up at the moment."

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12:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

radcliffelad says...

odd?
odd? radcliffelad
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6:40pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Miss Liquorice says...

I agree, very odd considering what has been going on at their other shop (Fresh).
I agree, very odd considering what has been going on at their other shop (Fresh). Miss Liquorice
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8:41pm Sun 16 Mar 14

radcliffelad says...

yes. im sure they have been doing work on the premises in the weeks before the fire, but I could be wrong............ don't want to start any rumour's!.
yes. im sure they have been doing work on the premises in the weeks before the fire, but I could be wrong............ don't want to start any rumour's!. radcliffelad
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