Two held after arson spree and burglary

TWO men are in custody after an arson spree in Framlingham early today.

Six cars and two skips are said to have been set alight in the town.

Police believe a burglary at a bakers was also linked to the arsons.

Firefighters were called to Thomas Mills School in Framlingham at 2.10am to a car on fire.

When a crew from the town arrived they also discovered two skips were alight in King’s Avenue and Pembroke Road.

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The crew had to call in other firefighters from Debenham, Stradbroke, and Saxmundham, when it was discovered five more cars had been set on fire in Mount Pleasant and Danforth Drive.

A spokesman for the fire service said all the blazes were deemed to be suspicious.

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The crews were stood down by 4.20am.

While firefighters were dealing with the blazes, Reads bakery in Bridge Street, Framlingham was broken into just before 3.20am.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said two men had been arrested on suspicion of arson and burglary in connection with the incidents.

A 21-year-old man from Framlingham was in custody at Ipswich police station today, while a 20-year-old man, believed to be from the Wickham Market area, was being detained at Lowestoft police station.

Elsewhere two cars were set alight in King’s Way, Ipswich over a period of four hours today.

Fire crews were called at 12.50am and just before 4.50am.

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