Heywood and Darnhill Amateur Boxing club destroyed in arson attack

Date published: 22 April 2015

Heywood and Darnhill Amateur Boxing Club has been destroyed by fire, in what is suspected to be an arson attack.

It is understood that the fire was started at the back of the building on Argyle Street, after wood was piled next to the rear wall and set alight.

The blaze then spread into the gym destroying the ring and training equipment.

Fire crews were called to the boxing club at 05:10am this morning (Wednesday 22 April) after receiving reports of smoke and flames coming from the building.

Three crews attended and used two appliances, with 12 firefighters working to tackle the blaze.

Crews left the scene at around 07:30am.

The club has been training boxers from the local community for over 40 years and offers training to boys aged between nine and 16, as well as young adults.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that a joint investigation with the police is under way.

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