Prebendal School Arson: Police seek youths seen running away from blaze

Pictures taken by WM Wills of Chichester C Watch
Pictures taken by WM Wills of Chichester C Watch

Police are looking to speak to witnesses including a group of youths, following a suspected arson at a Chichester school last night.

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Shortly after 9pm the fire service were called to the cricket pavilion at Prebendal School playing fields in Avenue de Chartres.

Pictures taken by WM Wills of Chichester C Watch

Pictures taken by WM Wills of Chichester C Watch

Damage was extensive, the building is completely unusable and the fire is being treated as arson.

Detective Constable Ellie Hughes said: "If you were in the area on Monday evening and saw anything suspicious, please contact us online or give us a call on 101, quoting serial 1466 of 27/05.

"We'd particularly like to talk to a group of youths who were seen running away across the playing fields as the fire service arrived."

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