A man has been charged following an arson attack on a rehab centre in Hastings Street on Saturday (August 10).
The incident happened at 11.45pm at the Perry Clayman Project (PCP) when the offender approached the front door of a rear building and started a fire before running away.
The blaze caused extensive damage to the property but no one was injured.
Det Con Colin Knight said: “Thankfully no one has been harmed as a result of this attack but things could have been very different if the building had been in use. We need to catch the person or persons who committed this offence as soon as possible and stop any further serious incidents from occurring.”
The building of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre which was set alight consists of treatment rooms, classrooms, a social area and staff room.
Det Con Knight, is keen to hear from anyone who was in Hastings Street at the time of the incident and may have seen anything suspicious.
He said: “I would really like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the offence, or from anyone else who may have information – however small or insignificant they think it is – that could help us. Don’t dismiss your information as unimportant – even tiny details which don’t seem relevant now might become useful later on in the investigation.”
If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Knight, in confidence, on 01582 394069, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.