Two Harrogate men arrested after popular A59 roadside cafe burns down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Jacqueline's roadside cafe on the A59 - Google maps