Suspected arson at city centre food shop

— Update @ 12.30pm: St Mary’s Street is now open to traffic and pedestrians following a street clean-up at the scene.

Lincolnshire Police are investigating a possible arson attack after a shop on St Mary’s Street in Lincoln caught fire on Christmas Day.

Police and Fire & Rescue were called to Tasty Provisions at around 11:44pm on December 25.

No-one was injured in the blaze due to all surrounding premises being closed, and the fire was extinguished.

A man was spotted running away from the scene over the nearby railway footbridge by. The original caller described the man as wearing dark clothing and a cap.

The road will remain closed throughout the morning of December 26, while fire investigators and police crime scene officers establish the cause of the blaze.

Anyone with any information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Source: Lincolnshire Police