Fire at Horley sports centre could be linked to arsons

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A fire which damaged a sports centre in Horley is being treated as suspicious.

Surrey Police is investigating the fire which was started at the Oakwood Sports Centre, Balcombe Road, overnight on Sunday (July 20/21).

Detectives from Eastern CID were at the scenethis morning investigating alongside Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to establish the full facts.

Officers are not ruling out the possibility the fire may be linked to a series of arsons in the area, including one at a property in Massetts Road, Horley, on July 2, and one at Horley Lawn Tennis Club, in Vicarage Lane, on June 22.

A 43-year-old man from Epsom was arrested on July 5 in connection with the fires, and was released on bail until August 21.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 (999 in an emergency) quoting the reference number P14210504.

Alternatively report it online using our online reporting system at

You can also report it anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.


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