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9th May 2012
Tragic attack on the John Ruddock Pavilion
Police are investigating a fire which has tragically burned down Bath Cricket Club’s historic John Ruddock Pavilion.
The incident which police are regarding as suspected arson happened in the early hours of Monday morning.
After the news of the fire broke, club members immediately attended the scene to find their most historic pavilion up in flames.
The fire is also devastating news for Bath.CC player and ex-captain Tom Stayt, with the John Ruddock pavilion home to his fitness business.
All of Stayt’s fitness equipment he used for the business was destroyed in the fire.
Club secretary Mandy Roe feels everyone at the club is hurt by the attack: “It’s very sad for everyone at Bath, the pavilion is a part of the club’s history, and everyone is shocked to think someone could do this to our pavilion.”
The pavilion was regularly used by ground staff at the club, with its facilities shared amongst the groundsmen at Bath.CC.
Police are appealing for information to identify three people seen at Bath cricket club shortly before fire broke out
All were aged between 17 and 20 years old. Two were male, about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. Both had short dark hair and wore dark clothing.
The other person was female, about 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build. She had noticeably blonde hair, straight and shoulder-length.
Anyone with information about the three people, or who saw anything suspicious at around the time of the fire, is asked to contact Bath CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
The fire however will not affect Bath.CC on the field, Bath 1st team face an away trip to Bridgewater.CC in the next league match this Saturday (12th May).