Leicester

Arson suspected in Wigston sports centre fire

Fire scene at Wigston swimming pool Image copyright Leicestershire Fire & Rescue
Image caption The fire severely damaged the sports centre at Wigston on Sunday evening

A Leicestershire sports centre has been severely damaged in a fire which is being treated as suspicious.

Crews were called to Wigston swimming pool on Station Road at 21:30 BST on Sunday.

The first and second floors of the building were severely damaged, while the swimming pool area had some smoke and fire damage.

The fire is thought to have been started deliberately, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said.

The swimming pool was closed earlier this year and is due to be demolished.

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