Detectives believe huge fire at Lutterworth Golf Club was started by arsonists

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

Detectives believe the huge fire at Lutterworth Golf Club was started on purpose – and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The fire, which started at about 10pm on Saturday (May 1), could be seen for many miles.

Now the investigation, which has beencontinuing in partnership with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, believes it was started by arsonists.

The huge fire at Lutterworth Golf Club (photo from Leics Fire Service).

A spokesperson for the investigation said: "Enquiries at the scene have determined that the fire was a deliberate ignition, which led to the clubhouse being severely damaged.

"No-one has been arrested at this time."

Detective Inspector Charles Edwards, from South Leicester, Harborough and Wigston CID, said: “Following an examination of the scene, this incident is being treated as arson.

“I would like to speak to anyone who was near the golf club – in Rugby Road – on Saturday evening. Did you see anyone going acting in a way that seemed unusual or suspicious? Did you see anyone leaving the area shortly after 10pm?

An aerial photo of the huge fire at Lutterworth Golf Club (photo by Andrew Carpenter).

Motorists with dashcams in their vehicles or anyone who was in the area may be able to help our investigation. Any information you have could prove invaluable.”