Fire started at ice cream parlour

Another fire deliberately started not far from the Pagefield Mill
Another fire deliberately started not far from the Pagefield Mill

A Wigan ice cream parlour has been deliberately set on fire in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were called to Will and Joe's, on Kenyon Road, at around 9.30am to reports of fire damage.

Flames were out when the crew arrived at the property, but they found that the fire had been deliberately set in the entrance hallway with a pile of paper and cardboard.

Crew manager Connor told the Post: "It had spread to the door frames and light fittings. Luckily it had just stopped short of spreading into the shop."

The team remained on site for around half an hour to ensure the property was safe.