Police release image of man sought after Belgrave Road fire

Demolition work was underway at Belgrave Commercial Centre today after parts of the building were destroyed by a huge fire at the weekend.

Leicestershire Police believe the fire was started deliberately and have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Emergency services were called to the commercial centre on Belgrave Road on 6 January, at about 10pm.

The aftermath of the fire at Belgrave Commercial Centre

The blaze was well established when the fire service arrived and the fire had spread to a number of retail units. Fire crews were eventually able to bring the fire under control.


An inspection of the scene has revealed the fire was started deliberately and Police are treating it as arson. 

Detective Inspector Mark Parish said: “Our enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances of the incident and a number of avenues are being progressed by our officers.”

“As part of our enquiries I have released an image of a man I would like to trace. I would like to ask anyone who may know who this man pictured is to contact us.”

“I would also like to continue to ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please get in touch.”

“We know that there are a number of businesses and properties in this area, in particular people who were dining in the Mirch Masala restaurant at the time.”

If you think you can help Police with any information, please contact them on 101 quoting incident 19*7951.