‘Suspicous’ fire at yacht club premises

Lough Foyle Yacht club premises at Culmore Point which was the victim of a suspected arson attack. (1408JB01)
Lough Foyle Yacht club premises at Culmore Point which was the victim of a suspected arson attack. (1408JB01)

Police in Derry are appealing for information following a suspicious fire at the home of Lough Foyle Yacht Club in Culmore Point on Friday night.

Police received reports of the fire at approximately 12.15am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation however at this stage it is believed it was started deliberately.

The building was also used by the Women’s Royal Naval Service, popularly known as the Wrens during the Second World War.

Extensive smoke and scorch damage is thought to have destroyed old photographs and documents inside the building.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.