Robin Cousins sports centre near Bristol destroyed by fire

Robin Cousins sports centre Avonmouth The centre was named after Olympic gold winner Robin Cousins who was born in Bristol

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A fire which has destroyed the former Robin Cousins sports centre near Bristol was started deliberately, police have said.

Fire crews were called to the sports hall in Avonmouth at about 23:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Police described it as arson and said they believed two people were involved. The building was so badly damaged it will have to be demolished.

The centre closed in 2005 and was being used to store garden furniture.

It was named after ice-skater Robin Cousins, who was born in Bristol, and won a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York.

An investigation into the fire is now under way and anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police.

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