Arson attacks at Corby coach firm

Director of Busy Bees Brendan Furey
Director of Busy Bees Brendan Furey

Arsonists destroyed the office of a Corby minibus firm in a second attack within a week.

They struck at Bizzy Bees Minibuses in St James Road at about 2.30pm on Saturday, setting fire to a temporary building and destroying office equipment, various documents, accounts and booking diaries.

Staff worked throughout the weekend to ensure about 150 pupils were picked up for school on Monday morning.

The previous weekend arsonists started a fire which destroyed a minibus and a car and caused damage to another vehicle.

People who have made a booking with the firm are asked to get in touch to confirm the details.

The company, which supplies transport for schools and businesses, as well as airport runs and trips, is continuing to operate despite the devastation caused to its premises.

Director Brendan Furey said: “I don’t know if this was done by someone who wants us to pack up, but we’re determined to carry on.

“The people who did this caused chaos. It’s hard to know where to start to sort it out.

“The keys to the vehicles melted in the fire and we had to get them replaced. All the documents have been destroyed and there is nothing that can be salvaged.

“There was an arson attack at the site the previous weekend.

“We’ve got CCTV cameras and the yard is locked, so they must have got in at the back of the site.”

Bizzy Bees, which employs 10 staff, got help from local firms Lawsons and JCS Coaches, and also used taxis to meet its commitments.

No-one was injured in the blaze and police are investigating the attack along with another incident in Corby in the past week.

Rubbish outside a house in Llewellyn Walk was set on fire at about 2.30am on Sunday, June 15. The fire damaged the inside and the outside of the property.

People who have made a booking with Bizzy Bees are asked to call 07977 496150.