Teenagers sought after cricket hut fire

SIX teenagers are being sought in connection with a fire which destroyed a cricket club's storage hut at Felixstowe.

SIX teenagers are being sought in connection with a fire which destroyed a cricket club's storage hut at Felixstowe.

Police said the group of youngsters was seen on the cricket ground at Coronation Park off Mill Lane around 1am to 2am on Wednesday .

Firefighters were called to the sports ground around 2.40am with the six by three metre hut - used by the Felixstowe Corinthians for storing kit, making refreshments and for scorekeepers - well alight.

The crews managed to stop the blaze spreading to nearby gardens adjoining the sports field. All that remains of the building is charred wood and a metal sink.

A police spokeswoman said: “Inquiries by police into the incident are under way and officers are keen to trace the group who were seen there in the early hours.”

The club has been negotiating a new lease with the council and has looked at the possibility of seeking lottery funding for a more substantial and durable building.

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Anyone who saw the teenagers or any other persons in and around the sports ground, had people come home smelling of smoke, or knows who caused the fire, should contact Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.