Arson attack on Bacup pub

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant picture editor

A BACUP pub was targeted in an early morning arson attack yesterday.

A substance, believed to be petrol, was poured through the letter box of the side door at The Swan Hotel in Market Street and set alight.

Police and fire crews were called to the town centre pub at around 3am after the licensee raised the alarm.

Inspector Judith Finney, from Lancashire Police, said: “An incident took place at The Swan Hotel in Market Street, Bacup, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“An accelerant, which could possibly have been petrol, was poured through the door.

“There was a small fire outside the premises which caused smoke damage to the property.

“The alarm was raised by the licensee.

“CID are investigating the incident and we have an offender outstanding.”

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6:35pm Sun 30 Sep 12

2 for 5p says...

Two words
insurance and job
What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly.
Two words insurance and job What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly. 2 for 5p
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7:30pm Sun 30 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

Better luck next time, eh!
Better luck next time, eh! sen c ble
  • Score: -3

12:23am Mon 1 Oct 12

vanmanstan says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Two words insurance and job What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly.
dont talk out of your fat wifes arsse, he was the victim of a idiot pouring petrol in the letterbox, couid, hopefully, happen to you.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Two words insurance and job What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly.[/p][/quote]dont talk out of your fat wifes arsse, he was the victim of a idiot pouring petrol in the letterbox, couid, hopefully, happen to you. vanmanstan
  • Score: 3

12:48am Mon 1 Oct 12

her from here says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Two words
insurance and job
What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly.
What a nasty comment to make. lets hope they get who did it before they do it to someone else
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Two words insurance and job What happened landlord did the brigade arrive to quickly.[/p][/quote]What a nasty comment to make. lets hope they get who did it before they do it to someone else her from here
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3:51am Mon 1 Oct 12

nolando says...

Everytime there Is a story about fire at a business the trolls are straight on here with the insurance job comments. Don't think I've ever seen a comment from 2 for 5p that isn't pure crap!
Everytime there Is a story about fire at a business the trolls are straight on here with the insurance job comments. Don't think I've ever seen a comment from 2 for 5p that isn't pure crap! nolando
  • Score: 5

8:27am Mon 1 Oct 12

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

It hasn't been a pub for years
It hasn't been a pub for years disgusted tunbridge wells
  • Score: -2

8:34am Mon 1 Oct 12

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

Ignore the above it won't let me delete it
Ignore the above it won't let me delete it disgusted tunbridge wells
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Sparhawke says...

I know this landlord and the pub in question and there is no way in hell he would do an insurance job. Seriously, the idiotic comments made by some people who know nothing makes me wonder if we will ever make it to next year..
I know this landlord and the pub in question and there is no way in hell he would do an insurance job. Seriously, the idiotic comments made by some people who know nothing makes me wonder if we will ever make it to next year.. Sparhawke
  • Score: 5

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