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Ipswich: Man arrested on suspicion of arson after house fire on Clapgate Lane

PUBLISHED: 12:31 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:31 14 January 2014

Fire in Chelmondiston (stock photo)

Fire in Chelmondiston (stock photo)

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A 36-year-old Ipswich man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after firearms officers were called to reports of a house fire on Clapgate Lane.

The man, who was in the property at the time, was also alleged to have been throwing furniture and electrical items out of the building when officers were called at 10.50pm yesterday (Monday).

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said the suspect was admitted to hospital with minor injuries before being taken into custody.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

Three residents at an Essex care home suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a bedroom causing extensive damage to the building.

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a residential street in Ipswich.

An appeal has been launched to find an Essex man wanted in connection with a failure to appear at court.

The University of Essex is among more than 60 institutions set for strike action next month over pensions – however staff at the University of Suffolk are not expected to take part.

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