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Man arrested after arson attack at Manor Social Club in Sheffield


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A man has been arrested on suspicion of committing arson after a popular social club in Sheffield went up in flames.

Police and fire services attended to the blaze at Manor Social Club on City Road at around 3.30pm on Monday.

Police have confirmed that they arrested a 32-year-old man near the scene and are investigating what is a suspected arson.

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Police closed the road while four fire crews tackled the blaze.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are investigating a suspected arson at Manor Social Club in Sheffield.

“Officers were called at 3.45pm yesterday afternoon by the fire service requesting assistance.

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“A 32 year old man was arrested close to the scene on suspicion of criminal damage, arson not endangering life and assault. He remains in custody at this time.”

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “At 3:27pm firefighters were called out to the Manor Social Club on City Road, Sheffield. The building was well alight when crews from Central, Parkway, Birley Moor and Lowedges arrived at the scene.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to extinguish the fire. Crews left the scene at 5:11pm.

“The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.”

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