Fire at former Mecca on Corporation Street was arson

A FIRE at the former Mecca Bingo on Corporation Street this morning was arson, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called shortly before 10am to the old cinema building in Rotherham town centre.

Road closures were put in place while South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue dealt with the blaze.

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A police spokesperson said: “Initial investigations by the fire service crews confirmed this to be arson. Enquiries are now ongoing into the incident.

“If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident, or has any information which could assist enquiries, they are asked to get in touch.”

Call 101 quoting incident 245 of September 27, or visit the online portal here.

Alternatively, give information anonymously to Crimestoppers via or 0800 555 111.