Police Investigate Bus Fire


Started Deliberately in Sparkhill Area

Police investigating a bus fire in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on last week are appealing for witnesses after investigations showed the fire was started deliberately.


All passengers on the bus were evacuated after the fire broke out on the upper deck of the bus in Stratford Road, Sparkhill at around 2-2.15pm on Thursday 12 June. No-one was injured.


Inspector Steve Poppitt from Birmingham East Police said: “Investigations show the fire was started on the upper deck of the bus, which caused approximately £150,000 worth of damage. Officers are currently investigating and are appealing for anyone who saw two white teenage boys on the upper deck of the bus on Thursday afternoon starting the fire to call police on 101.”


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