Arsonists blamed after toilet block blaze

IPSWICH: Police and fire service investigators were today sifting through the debris of the toilet block in the Old Cattlemarket bus station.

The block was badly damaged in a fire last night and teams of firefighters from Princes Street and Colchester Road in the town were called to tackle the blaze.

An initial investigation suggested that it was suspicious, and the area was taped off late last night before investigators could move in today.

The building was very badly damaged – the roof was destroyed and it clearly suffered serious internal damage.

Although the toilets were described as “superloos” when first installed in the bus station in the early 1990s, over recent years they have been considered something of an eyesore.


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The fire service was called out at about 9pm last night and spent almost an hour at the scene ensuring that the blaze was completely extinguished.

No one was hurt in the incident and late-night buses were able to return to most of the bus station once the blaze had been completely put out.

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