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Ilkley church fire being treated as arson

Were you in the area of St Margaret’s Church on Queens Road in Ilkley between 15:30 and 16:20 on Monday 9th January and saw something suspicious?

Police are currently investigating an arson attack at the church. If your saw anything suspicious you’re asked to call 101 and quote 13230015626.

A spokesperson for St Margaret’s thanked the fire and rescue service for their rapid response and confirmed no serious damaged was caused.

Church services will not take place this week, though the church hall remains operational.

Fire at St. Margaret’s Church, Ilkley. Smoke seen protruding through roof but internal damage unclear. Fire now contained.

Posted by Ali Rashid on Monday, January 9, 2023

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