Cumbria

Four teenagers arrested over Penrith bowling club fire

Castle Park Bowling Club in Penrith
Image caption The club's green was unaffected by the fire that destroyed the pavilion

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a bowling pavilion in Cumbria was destroyed in a fire.

Cumbria Police were alerted to the blaze at Castle Park Bowling Club in Penrith, at about 19:40 GMT on Sunday.

It is estimated to have caused damage put at thousands of pounds.

A boy and girl, both 13, are on bail. Two other males, aged 14 and 15, from Penrith, were arrested on suspicion of arson, but later released.

Andrew Lee, a member of the club for more than 30 years, said: "It's heartbreak for all the club members. Everything has gone.

"[But] we'll bounce back as long as we can keep our members together, we will survive as a club."

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