Police appeal to find suspected teenage arsonists as former Scarborough school engulfed in flames

Police are currently at the scene of a large fire at the former Overdale School in Scarborough

By Louise Perrin
Friday, 25th February 2022, 10:44 pm
Updated Friday, 25th February 2022, 10:46 pm

Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are dealing with a suspected arson at a disused school in Scarborough.

There is significant disruption to neighbouring roads due to the scale of the fire at the old Overdale School buildings in Eastfield.

No injuries have been reported.

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The former Overdale School in Eastfield

Emergency services are still on the scene and Police are appealing for information about three suspects seen at the site.

All three are teenage boys.

The first is described as thin, white, around 15 years old and had a bowl haircut. He was wearing a black jacket with white panels across it and black tracksuit trousers.

The second is described as looking around 13 years old, white, chubby, with a black jacket, blue hoodie and grey jogging trousers.

Fire rages at the former Overdale School

Police are still working to get a description of the third suspect. Enquiries are still being made at the scene and the incident is being treated as arson.

Anyone with information should call 101, select option 1 to speak to the Force Control Room and quote incident number 459 of today.

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