Three arrested after Morecambe social club fire


October 29, 2019

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter after a fire at a Morecambe social club in which two men died.

A 23-year-old man from Morecambe, a 51-year-old woman from Morecambe and a 54-year-old man from Hest Bank were in police custody after the arrests on Tuesday.

John McCartney, 60, and Philip Townsend, 70, known locally as Tony, died on October 9 after the blaze at the Gordon Club on Springfield Street in the West End of Morecambe.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing and police continue to appeal to anyone who may have information to get in touch with them.

Please call 101 and quote log number 0803 of October 9th or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.