Another fire at derelict sports building in Sidley

Fire & Rescue East Sussex SUS-150522-132331001
Fire & Rescue East Sussex SUS-150522-132331001

A derelict building at a disused sports ground has been set alight - again.

Firefighters were called to the former Sidley Sports Ground in Glovers Lane at around 6.10pm on Sunday (December 4).

Fire engines from Bexhill, Hastings and Pevensey fire stations were on the scene, along with Lewes Command Support Unit.

A spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service told the Observer the fire is being treated as deliberate and the Service has launched an investigation.

The Sidley Sports and Social Club closed in April 2013 due to severe financial difficulties, leaving Sidley United Football Club and Sidley Cricket Club without a ground.

The site has stood empty ever since and has been repeatedly targeted by vandals.

The clubhouse was previously torched by arsonists on February 28 2015.

Developers are seeking to build homes on the site.

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