A fire which has devastated a leisure centre in Salford is being treated as "suspicious", police have said.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at Clarendon Leisure Centre on Liverpool Street site at around 3am on Friday, May 10.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made at this time.

Investigators are working to establishing the cause of the fire and work is ongoing to piece together the timeline of events.

The incident is currently being treated as "suspicious", and officers are keen for anyone with any information that could help the investigation to come forward.

The Bolton News: The fire in SalfordThe fire in Salford (Image: GMFRS)Detective Sergeant Karl Perry, from Greater Manchester Police's Salford district, said: “Incidents such as the one we saw on Friday morning can be both upsetting and shocking – but I want local people to know that we are utilising all lines of enquiry as we look to discover what triggered this awful fire.

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

“I am hoping for anyone with relevant doorbell, dashcam, or CCTV to get in touch with any appropriate material to aid our work.

“If you do have any information that could assist the investigation, please contact us on 101 or via gmp.police.uk, quoting log 318 of 10 May 2024.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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