Arsonists cause £100,000 damage at Westbury sailing club

Arsonists cause £100,000 damage at Westbury sailing club

Damaged caused at the sailing club

Scorch marks outline where the torched outbuilding once stood

First published in Latest News

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after more than £100,000 damage was caused to buildings and equipment at the West Wilts Youth Sailing Association, in Westbury.

The suspect/s are believed to have entered the charitable trust's premises in Station Road between 8.30pm on Wednesday April 23 and 4am the following morning.

Two outboard motors from boats housed within one of the buildings were stolen along with other items of sailing equipment.

The building was then set alight causing widescale damage to the property and boats which were being stored nearby.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact DC Jane Hughes at Melksham CID via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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8:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

wiltsfella says...

Perhaps someone thought that if it was razed to the ground, it would make it easier for the proposed redeveloment.
Perhaps someone thought that if it was razed to the ground, it would make it easier for the proposed redeveloment. wiltsfella
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1:01am Wed 30 Apr 14

cmness says...

wiltsfella wrote:
Perhaps someone thought that if it was razed to the ground, it would make it easier for the proposed redeveloment.
Something of an insensitive comment don't we think?
[quote][p][bold]wiltsfella[/bold] wrote: Perhaps someone thought that if it was razed to the ground, it would make it easier for the proposed redeveloment.[/p][/quote]Something of an insensitive comment don't we think? cmness
  • Score: 4

8:15am Fri 2 May 14

old 'arry says...

More of the brain-dead youth of Wiltshire, no doubt.
More of the brain-dead youth of Wiltshire, no doubt. old 'arry
  • Score: 3

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