Sunday, 28 February 2010

Arson attack on old Lancaster Brewery

Mitchells Brewery, Lancaster

An arson attack took place on Lancaster's old Brewery on Saturday. The smoke was spotted by passersby and brought under control by the fire brigade.

Although the fire was soon brought under control, virtual-lancaster understands the arson attack could have been far worse because it was set in a store for keg beers.

"The officer in charge said it could have been far far worse had the arsonists not been amateurs," we have been told.

The old Brewery has been the focus for much debate after owners Mitchells announced plans to demolish it last year. Campaigners argue it should be saved. Mitchells has warned on several occasions that the site has been a target for vandals - one of its reasons for seeking demolition.

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