Clarendon Leisure Centre

The fire that gutted Salford’s Clarendon Leisure Centre is being treated as suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the centre off Liverpool Street around 3am on Friday morning (May 10). The building was significantly damaged.

Investigators trying to establish the cause of the fire are working to piece together the timeline of events.

Officers are keen for anyone with any information that could help the investigation to come forward.

Clarendon Leisure Centre
Image credit: GMFRS

Detective Sergeant Karl Perry, from GMP’s Salford district, said: “Incidents such as the one we saw on Friday morning can be both upsetting and shocking – but I want local people to know that we are utilising all lines of enquiry as we look to discover what triggered this awful fire.

“Thankfully, no-one was hurt, but I appreciate that many people will be upset at the loss of this community asset. I am hoping for anyone with relevant doorbell, dashcam, or CCTV to get in touch with any appropriate material to aid our work.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation into the Clarendon Leisure Centre fire, is asked to contact 101 or via, quoting log 318 of 10 May 2024.

Alternatively, if call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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