Drop Inn blaze was ‘started deliberately’

A blaze at Belper’s Drop Inn Youth Centre is believed to have been started by an arsonist, firefighters say.

The fire, which broke out shortly before 11pm last night (December 27), caused damage to part of the Derwent Street building.

Crews from Duffield and Belper said the affected area was around 20 metres by eight metres.

A Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesman said: “Police were also in attendance as it is believed the fire was started deliberately.”