Anarchists claim responsibility for fire in police building
Thu, 5 September 2013
Category: Criminal incidents
An anarchist group has claimed it started a fire which destroyed a police firearms training centre being built in Portishead, near Bristol, UK
An anarchist group has claimed it started a fire on the 26th August which destroyed a police firearms training centre being built in Portishead, near Bristol, UK.
The £16m training centre is to be used by the Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire police forces.
In a post on the Bristol Indymedia website, the group, called "Angry Foxes Cell", says it "used accelerant to burn the major electrical cables". The post concludes by saying the "night of action coincides with the announced start of the planned cull of wild badgers in the south-west of England".
The fire lasted several days partly because of the flammability of ant-ricochet rubber sheeting in the part-build buildings.
Police said it was too early to decide "cause or responsibility".