POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack in Knutsford.

Officers were called to reports of a fire in a disused property on Stanley Road at around 4.30pm on Sunday, February 11.

Emergency crews gained entry and discovered rooms were smoke logged.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus searched the building for the fire.

They found the source of the fire and it had already gone out.

A high-pressure fan was used to clear the smoke.

A thermal imaging camera was used to take temperature readings around the building.

The fire investigator handed over the incident to the police as it was suspected the fire had been started deliberately.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “Police were called due to it being believed that the fire was started deliberately.

“Enquiries are currently ongoing into the circumstances.”