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Arson guts Funtasia centre in Dudley

Funtasia, Dudley
Image caption The fire started in a coach parked next to the building, the fire service said

A fire which has destroyed most of a children's play centre in the West Midlands was the result of arson, fire crews have said.

More than 40 firefighters were called to Funtasia, a football academy with a children's centre and social club in Dudley, at about 0500 GMT.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue said the fire had started in a small coach parked next to the building and spread.

The service said damage caused by the fire was "severe".

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