Arson attack on Thorntons factory

ARSONISTS struck at the former Thorntons factory in Belper on Sunday morning.

Over 35 firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze, which spread through the derelict unit on Derwent Street

Crews from six statitons worked for four hours to put out the flames and ventilate the building.

Firefighters from Alfreton, Belper, Duffield, Derby, Crich and Ripley were called to the blaze at 7.50am.

For more, see this week’s Belper News.