Clitheroe train fire: police appeal

The men police would like to speak to
The men police would like to speak to

British Transport Police officers, investigating a fire on board a train at Blackburn, have released the CCTV of two men they would like to speak to.

The incident happenedabout 3pm on Monday, February 3rd, on board a train from Clitheroe to Blackburn.

PC Adam Heslop said: “While the train was travelling between the two stations someone gathered all the paper towels and toilet roll from the on-board toilet, placed it in the waste bin and then set fire to the bin.

“The fire caused the toilet compartment to fill with smoke and was only discovered when the on-board cleaner noticed the smoke and opened the door.

“The train was evacuated at Blackburn and staff were able to put the fire out using extinguishers on the train.”

Following the incident, officers have started a full investigation and have located the image of two men they believe have key information about the fire.

PC Heslop added: “The men pictured were seen in the area at the time of the incident and I believe they will have information that could prove vital to the investigation. If you recognise them, please get in touch.”

If you know them men, or have any information about the incident, please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log 293 of 3/2/14.