Nottingham train station fire being investigated as arson, say police

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The devastating fire at Nottingham Station is being treated as arson, say police.

British Transport Police (BTP) has issued a statement on Friday (January 12) afternoon confirming that the blaze is being treated as arson.

It comes after a joint investigation between BTP and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Superintendent Sandra England, of BTP, said: "Enquiries have been ongoing today and we now have reason to believe the fire may have been started deliberately.

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Fire at Nottingham railway station

"Officers are working to identify anyone who may have been involved in the incident, and we are appealing for information from members of the public.

"Fortunately, we have not had any reports of injuries as a result of the fire.

"Cordons remain in place around the area and trains are not running. It is likely the station will remain closed for the rest of the day."

Firefighters remain at Nottingham Station dealing with the fire, which has been brought under control.

Anyone with any information about the fire is urged to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, and quote reference number 85 of January 12.