Police appeal after pub gas cylinder arson attack

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Police have appealed for witnesses after an arson attack behind a Crawley pub.

Two fire crews went to the Apple Tree pub in West Green Drive, West Green, at 00.36am today.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to the Apple Tree pub in West Green Drive, Crawley, at 1.10am on Tuesday (June 9) after West Sussex Fire and Rescue attended to put out a large pile of cut grass on fire about 20 metres from the pub.

“The fire also spread to a nearby tree. On top of the grass cuttings were gas cylinders used in the pub trade. The fire was put out and there was no damage to the pub.

“Firefighters suspect it was started deliberately. Anyone who saw anything or has any information, should contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 0063 of 09/06.”

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