Blaze at Loughborough Leisure Centre was started deliberately, police believe
A fire which led to a leisure centre being evacuated may have been started deliberately, police believe.
The blaze was started in a locker in the unisex changing room at Loughborough's Browns Lane centre at 4.35pm on Sunday.(Dec 9)
The centre was evacuated as the fire spread. Before it was brought under control it caused extensive damage to the changing room, swimming area and surrounding corridor.
Detective Constable Grover Campbell said: "The leisure centre had to be completely evacuated whilst the fire service dealt with the incident.
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"Luckily no one was injured, this was a thoughtless act and we need to find those responsible.
"If you saw anyone acting suspiciously near the unisex changing rooms at the leisure centre or you've heard rumours locally about who may be responsible we would urge you to contact us."
Contact Det Con Campbell on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.