A fire at a former police station is being treated as arson, police have confirmed.

At least six fire crews tackled a fire at the derelict building in Elstree Way, Borehamwood, during the evening of December 23.

Fire engines from across Hertfordshire and London, as well as several police officers, paramedics, and two incident response units attended the fire which broke out at 7.30pm, next door to the Shell petrol station.

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The whole area was cordoned off and Elstree Way and adjoining roads were closed, with the fire extinguished at 10.30pm.

An investigation has since taken place, with the help of a fire investigation dog.

Investigator Kay Leverton has confirmed the cause of the fire was arson and her team are trying to trace those responsible for starting the fire.

She said: "Police and fire investigators have assessed the site and we are continuing our enquiries.

"We are appealing for the public’s assistance for information about this fire.

"Did you see anything suspicious at the site on the evening of Monday 23 December or do you have CCTV or dash cam footage of the area which may be able to assist the investigation?"

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call 101 quoting reference 41/115145/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.