Police probe blaze at Barking social club

Fire investigators are today probing a suspected arson attack at a derelict social club.

The Scrattons Farms club in Morrison Road, Barking, was gutted in the blaze last night.

Barking Fire Station said firemen were called to put out a rubbish fire at the club earlier this week.

The Met police have been called in and Dagenham firefighter Chris Everett suspects foul play.

He said: “It was disused and boarded up. People must have got in and torched it.”

Around 20 firefighters from Barking and Dagenham and surrounding areas tackled the blaze between 10.20pm and 12.25am.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and the Metropolitan police.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter