UPDATE: No arson at Peterborough chip shop says owner

The owner of a Peterborough chip shop says reports from the county's fire service that there was an arson there yesterday are false.

Friday, 18th August 2017, 12:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:08 pm
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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said it attended an arson at Linfords Traditional Fish & Chips in Church Street, Stanground, yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 17).

However, owner Paul Thompson said the fire was due to a short circuit in an electrical box.

He added that the shop will be open for business today as normal.

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A spokesman for the fire service said the incident appeared to had been mixed up with another incident.

Firefighters were called out at 5.54pm yesterday, according to the fire service.