Appeal Over Arson Incident, Lands Lane, Leeds

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Detectives are appealing for information following an arson incident in Leeds city centre this morning.

At 4.48am today (28/11) police were contacted by the fire service who were attending a bin fire outside a phone shop at the junction of Lands Lane and Swan Street.

The occupants of the Swan Apartments flats above were evacuated but were able to return shortly after 6am when the scene was declared safe. No-one was injured.

Detective Inspector Al Burns, of Leeds District CID, said: “The bin appears to have been deliberately set alight causing damage to the phone shop.

“We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area in the time leading up to the fire.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190610130.

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