Two Harrogate men arrested after popular A59 roadside cafe burns down

Police have arrested two men from Harrogate accused of burning down a popular roadside cafe on the A59 at Kirk Hammerton.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 11:51 am
The roadside cafe on the A59 at Kirk Hammerton - picture by Jason Turner

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called at 7.17am on Sunday, March 6, following reports of a fire at Jacqueline's mobile cafe.

Crews from York and Acomb discovered a number of liquid petroleum cylinders had been used in the suspected arson attack.

Police also attended the fire and arrested two men nearby the incident, aged 49 and 50, on suspicion of arson and burglary.

The roadside cafe on the A59 at Kirk Hammerton - picture by Jason Turner

The men, both from the Harrogate area, have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The portacabin was a popular roadside cafe, located in the lay-by near Skip Bridge, for motorists travelling on the A59.

Jacqueline's roadside cafe on the A59 - Google maps
The roadside cafe on the A59 at Kirk Hammerton - picture by Jason Turner
Jacqueline's roadside cafe on the A59 - Google maps