Man arrested over arson

A MAN has been arrested following a suspected arson attack on a home in Stowmarket today.

A MAN has been arrested following a suspected arson attack on a home in Stowmarket today.

Police and firefighters were called to a house in Finborough Road after fire broke out inside the property at shortly after 10am.

The blaze in the property, believed to be a squat, was quickly put out by firefighters and a police helicopter was despatched to track the suspect.

A police spokewoman said an 18-year-old man was arrested by officers on the ground on suspicion of arson and affray.


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He is currently on route Bury St Edmunds police station where he will be questioned by officers.

It is unclear whether police are seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

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A spokeswoman for the fire service said a single hose reel was used to control the flames by 10.44am.

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