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Pangbourne College cricket pavilion fire suspicious

A fire which swept through a cricket pavilion belonging to a prestigious boarding school in Berkshire is being treated by police as suspicious.

Thirty firefighters and six fire engines tackled the fire, which broke out in the two-storey building at Pangbourne College on Tuesday night.

It is thought to have taken at least two hours to get it under control.

CID officers are investigating the incident. The college confirmed the fire but would not comment further.

A spokeswoman for the college said: "We can confirm that the cricket pavilion which sits on the periphery of the campus was damaged by fire last night.

"No further comment can be made at this early stage of the investigation."

Thames Valley Police said its scenes-of-crime officers were now examining the scene.

Firefighters also returned to the grounds shortly before 1100 GMT, a spokeswoman for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.



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