POLICE are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire in Wem earlier this month, that devastated local businesses.

The fire, which began in the early hours of Wednesday, October 6, was tackled by six crews from across five towns at the business park.

Investigations into the blaze started immediately and firefighters and West Mercia Police believe the fire was deliberate.

West Mercia Police have confirmed that since Wednesday, investigations are still underway, although not arrests have been made yet.

A spokesman for the force said: "Enquiries are ongoing into the incident but no arrests have been made at the moment."

Following the fire, West Mercia Police urged anyone with information to get in touch.

The force spokesman added: "The cause of the fire is not yet known and enquiries are on-going to establish if it was started deliberately.

"Anyone with information should report this online under the Tell Us About section www.westmercia.police.uk using reference 00025_I_06102021.

"Alternatively, if you do not wish to speak to police you can report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."