Norfolk: Man held over petrol station fire

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out at a petrol forecourt on the A47.

Fire crews were called to the BP filling station in Norwich Road, just outside Swaffham, shortly after 11.15pm last night.

It is thought a car was set alight close to the fuel pumps and the A47 was closed for about six hours as a precaution, re-opening at 5am today (Monday).

Staff and customers at the garage and the nearby McDonald’s restaurant were evacuated.

The man was due to be questioned by police today.

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