Pair arrested following huge Cycle King fire in Bury St Edmunds released under investigation

The charred frontage of Cycle King the morning after the fire in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBO

The charred frontage of Cycle King the morning after the fire in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Two men arrested on suspicion of arson after a major fire at a bike shop in Bury St Edmunds have been released under investigation.

Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds.
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Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

• VIDEO: Investigation continues into Cycle King fire in Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

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.

Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds.
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Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

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.

Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds.
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Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

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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.

Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds.
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Firefighters tackle the serious fire at the Cycle King shop on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture:ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Andy Abbott

Smoke from the Cycle King fire billows across Bury St Edmunds.Picture: GARY BLUETT

Smoke from the Cycle King fire billows across Bury St Edmunds.Picture: GARY BLUETT - Credit: Archant

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