Tylorstown Fire – Police Make Arrests

Written by on 25th March 2022

Detectives investigating a fire which broke out at the former Workingmen’s Club in Tylorstown on Thursday 24 March have arrested four youths on suspicion of committing arson.
East Road and Edmondes Street remain closed in both directions while engineers continue to assess the safety of the building which has been substantially damaged by the fire.
Nearby homes were also evacuated and those residents have been temporarily rehomed by the local authority until the area is declared safe.
Officers are continuing their appeal and are urging anybody who does have information to come forward.
Motorists who drove through the area between 4pm and 5.15pm on Thursday are asked to check dashcam footage.
Local Policing Inspector Mark Saunders said:-
“The fire has caused extensive damage to an important community asset. We believe it was caused deliberately and have launched an investigation – four arrests were made this afternoon.
“I’d like to thank the local community, who have experienced significant disruption, for their patience and understanding.
“We are working closely with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the local authority. “Everything is being done to ensure the area is safe so that roads can be reopened and residents who have been displaced can return to their homes as soon as possible.”
Anybody with information is urged to make contact – please give reference *097681.

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