Police Arrest Two Teenagers Following New Hacketts Hotel Blaze

Police investigating the New Hacketts Hotel blaze on Blackpool’s sea front earlier this week have today (Thursday 27th April) arrested two teenagers. Lancashire Police confirmed officers have arrested an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy in Blackpool on suspicion of criminal damage – arson endangering life. The two teenagers are currently in custody.

DC Dan Knowles, of Blackpool CID, said: ‘This fire has caused irreparable damage to this building and required a significant emergency response. While I’m keeping an open mind to its cause, I would ask anybody with information or footage which could assist our enquiries to make contact as soon as possible.’ Witnesses should email or call 101, quoting log 822 of April 24, 2023.

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