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Marine Biological Station fire being treated as arson

Fire was started deliberately, say police

The New Year's Eve fire at the Marine Biological Station was a 'deliberate act of arson', say police.

The constabulary and fire service are working to establish the cause of the fire, having returned to the site yesterday and today to carry out further investigations.

The incident happened in the early afternoon on Saturday.

PC Rich Cretney from Castletown police station has given Manx Radio this update: (play audio)

The appeal is for anyone who was in the area between Friday, 30 December, and the afternoon of Saturday, 31 December, who may have seen anything suspicious, to come forward.

You can call police headquarters on 631212, or PC Cretney at Castletown police station on 822222.

You can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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