Police appeal amid probe into Poole college building fire

PEOPLE are being urged to check their doorbell cameras and dashcams in connection with a ‘suspicious’ fire over the weekend.

Dorset Police received a report from firefighters at 3.50pm on Sunday (February 5) as they battled a blaze at a derelict former college building in Jellicoe Close, off Constitution Hill Road, Poole.

Officers attended to assist and have been liaising with the fire service to establish the cause of the fire.

Now, police say the fire is being treated as suspicious and officers have received reports a group of teenagers were seen in the vicinity around the time it started.

PC Rory Jewell, of Poole police, said: “We are conducting a number of enquiries into this fire, and I would urge anyone with information regarding how it started and who was involved to please contact us.

“I would also urge any residents with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras, or any motorists with dashcam who were in the area, to please review their footage for the afternoon of Sunday to see if they have captured anything that might assist our enquiries.”


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Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230019049.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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