Rugby club fire appeal

28 October 2013

Police are investigating a suspected arson incident at Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club.

Firefighters were called to the County Ground, on Claro Road, on Sunday (27 Oct 2013) evening following a report of a fire in a shed next to the main rugby pitch.

Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, the police were alerted at 7.23pm and attended the scene to carry out enquiries.

While there was nothing of value contained within the shed, which was no longer used by the club, officers are determined to trace and arrest those responsible for the fire.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Andy Hanson. Or email

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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