Police cordon off Swindon town centre car park following fire incident

Wiltshire Police have cordoned off a town centre car park this afternoon.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at back of Poundland, HMV and H Samuel earlier this afternoon, 8 August.

Three fire engines – one from Swindon Community Fire Station, one from Stratton Fire Station and one from Westlea Community Fire Station – attended the scene.

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The Sanford Street located car park has been handed over to Wiltshire Police, who currently have Crime Scene Investigation officers examining the incident scene.

It is understood that there was an arson attempt on a store, however, the exact circumstances around the incident have not yet be confirmed.