Firefighters were called to two deliberate fires in the early hours of this morning, a spokesperson has confirmed.
Crews were called just before 2am to Aldwick Cricket Club in Hook Lane which was left ‘100 per cent damaged’ by a blaze.
While at 3.15am crews attended to a fire at the kiosk near Hotham Park’s boating lake.
There were no injuries reported, a spokesman confirmed.
People have taken to social media to express their shock and sadness about the incidents.
Among those posting about the cricket club was Ryan Maskell who wrote: “Absolutely disgusting, this is the club where most of us learnt the game and to see it like this is awful.”
While Aldwick Cricket Club posted: “Not the news we wanted to wake up to this morning.”
It added: “Huge thanks to @WestSussexFire for their assistance this morning. Almost everything destroyed but adjoining buildings saved. #wewillsurvive.”
Bognor Regis Cricket Club also expressed its condolences on Twitter.
It wrote: “We are very sad to hear the news of @AldwickCC pavilion fire today. Such an upsetting sight. Our thoughts & best wishes to @AldwickCC.”
Police have confirmed that the incidents ‘are not currently being linked’.
In regards to the cricket club, anyone with information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 54 of 30/01.
Anyone with information on the The Hotham Park fire should use the same contact details and quote 87 of 30/01.
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