Pair arrested following huge Cycle King fire in Bury St Edmunds released under investigation
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Two men arrested on suspicion of arson after a major fire at a bike shop in Bury St Edmunds have been released under investigation.
Police were called by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service to reports of a blaze at Cycle King in Angel Hill at around 5pm on Friday.
At least a dozen fire engines and 60 firefighters tackled the flames but fire chiefs say the building has been destroyed as a result of the blaze.
A 22-year-old man from Stowmarket and a 23-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area were arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire.
Both were taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning after being treated for smoke inhalation in hospital.
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They have since been released under investigation.
No-one is believed to have been harmed in the blaze but shops near Cycle King also suffered smoke damage.
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Angel Hill remains closed to westbound traffic only as fire investigators continue to assess the structural safety of the building.
Bosses expect the road to re-open by noon tomorrow – but it is open to pedestrians.
• Witnesses and anyone with information should call Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting CAD reference number 332 of September 29.