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Shop still closed after arson

PUBLISHED: 15:46 07 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:52 03 March 2010

A WOODBRIDGE business was still closed today following an arson attack which severely damaged its premises.

Police believe the arson attack at the Turban Centre was started deliberately and it was only due to the prompt action of the fire service which prevented devastation.

A WOODBRIDGE business was still closed today following an arson attack which severely damaged its premises.

Police believe the arson attack at the Turban Centre was started deliberately and it was only due to the prompt action of the fire service which prevented devastation.

Nicola Fisk, who works at Finch's fruit and Vegetable shop in Hamblin Road, said: "The shop is closed at the moment and we are not open for business.

"We can't get in the shop for the time being because the whole of the ceiling has collapsed, however, we are still taking orders and delivering produce to the pubs."

More than 35 firefighters from Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Ipswich tackled the blaze which broke out at the town's Turban Centre at about 8.45pm on Saturday.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: "Obviously we are still treating the fire as arson and we are appealing for witnesses.

"We urge anybody who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward or who was in the area from around 7pm on Saturday evening to contact DC Trevor Prior at Woodbridge police on 01473 683460.

It is believed the arsonists started a fire in rubbish bins behind the centre and then it quickly spread to nearby shops.

The fire service worked quickly to stop in spreading to other shops in the area.


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