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ARSON INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER FIRE AT DERELICT RYDE HOTEL

7ba5472a-e3eb-4089-95a7-ed720a6405bbA fire that broke out at Hanover House on the site of the Royal York Hotel in Ryde last night (Wednesday) is being treated as arson.

Shortly after 19:00, 4 appliances from Ryde, Sandown and Newport were mobilised to the scene at George Street, where smoke was seen billowing out of a 1st floor window.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus and equipped with hose reel jets fought the fire both externally and internally.

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This comes just 2 days after police were called to the same address where broken windows were discovered but no persons were located.

This fire is the latest suspicious incident involving derelict Island hotels after similar occurrences at properties including The Ocean Hotel, Parkbury Hotel and Grand Hotel all in Sandown.

 

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A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:

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“We were called at 7.07pm last night (3 August) by the fire service reporting a fire at Hanover House, George Street, Ryde.

“This is being treated as suspected arson, and enquiries remain ongoing.

“Anyone with information that could assist our enquiries is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220313323.”

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Incredible !!
Incredible !!
9 days ago

The stupid pyromaniac needs to be caught. Setting fires is very dangerous and costly.. what if someone was in there…

jen
jen
9 days ago

the firestarter insurance job person at it again. paid handsomely i bet ! no doubt no suspicious goings on same as ventnor seafront

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Island critic
Island critic
9 days ago

Probably your typical island scum, there everywhere you look on this island

IOW
IOW
Reply to  Island critic
9 days ago

if you hate the island so much the f**koff

Island critic
Island critic
Reply to  IOW
9 days ago

ooo you can tell your a foul mouthed islander. typical caulkhead. Try getting a life and going to the mainland.

Last edited 9 days ago by Island critic
IOW
IOW
Reply to  Island critic
9 days ago

Unfortunately you don’t have a clue what you are on about, You don’t even know me yet making incorrect assumptions about me. There is a big world out there maybe go and enjoy it rather than making endless stupid comments on here #keyboardwarrior

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
9 days ago

It won’t be arson, just like the arson in Ventnor, that wasn’t arson despite obvious evidence and statements from the public.

Ben
Ben
9 days ago

Think we all know the answer to this. Look at the evidence that was given for the Ventnor fire.

Doug Bailey.
Doug Bailey.
9 days ago

Again the headlines infer that a derelict hotel was involved. First of all, the building that was set on fire had been renovated and ready to sell. The hotel next door is partly renovated and is a separate building. There is a gang of youths breaking into the places and thinking it’s fun to wreck them. The police need to step up a gear to protect our towns and have a dedicated unit out of their cars watching the streets of Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin. If I can see the youths milling around late at night, I’m sure they would.

Bert
Bert
9 days ago

Surely you dont get insurance on a derelict building,only public liability only?

Lazy Painter
Lazy Painter
Reply to  Bert
7 days ago

You don’t even get public liability claimed by site management in Ventnor when the millionaire site owner descends the next morning, splashing the cash and telling frail, elderly, and frightened people not to contact insurers or police, because he promises them they (direct quote) ‘Will not be interested, when I have spoken to them They will find nothing suspicious. Guaranteed.’ All the while this was said a fire brigade investigation officer sat on a wall, with his clip board, head in hands saying, ‘Classic Arson Textbook, but again they’ll do nothing for money…’

 

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