Suspected arson at Bakery
Plum Duff fire appears to have been deliberate
Thursday evening around 8.15pm, fire engines were called the the Plum Duff Bakery on Southfield Road by a passer by who smelt smoke. It didn't take the fire services long to extinguish the fire and minimum damage was caused to the premises. Neighbouring flats were affected by the smoke but thankfully no one was hurt.
The following morning, following an initial investigation by police, including a fingerprint analysis, it transpired that the circumstances of the fire were not straightforward and that arson is now suspected.
Accordingly to a source close to Plum Duff's owner, two gas burners were left on and some paper caught alight.
The investigation continues and Plum Duff is now reopened for business.
October 4, 2003