Disused Annan hotel blaze ‘suspicious’

A fire at a disused hotel in southern Scotland at the weekend is being treated as suspicious. Emergency services were called out to the C-listed Central Hotel in Annan at about 17:00 on Sunday.

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The blaze was put out by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and police said early inquiries suggested it had been started deliberately.

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The building was damaged in the fire but police said the full extent of the damage was not known at this time.

PC Alison Wallace said: “The Central Hotel has been empty for a long time now and police have, over the years, dealt with a number of incidents relating to young people entering the building and causing damage.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the hotel on Sunday afternoon if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

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Cops launch probe into ‘suspicious’ fire at iconic Annan hotel

A joint investigation between police and the fire service will take place once the disused building is deemed safe.

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She added a report was received about a window being smashed from the inside the building at around 3.15pm on Saturday.

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Police Scotland are now working with the local fire service to investigate the cause of the incident and are appealing for people to come forward.

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