Man Arrested After Fire In Mendlesham Green

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a home at Mendlesham Green in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police were contacted by the fire service around 12.50am yesterday (Sunday 1 June) to reports that the property was on fire but that no one appeared to have been inside.

Officers attended and began enquiries and around 3.30am the 54-year-old man, from the Mendlesham area, was arrested in connection with the blaze.

He has been taken into custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be interviewed by officers.
Enquiries are continuing into the fire and police are asking anyone who may have been in the area between 10pm Saturday night and 3am yesterday morning to come forward if you saw anything that may help the investigation. If you can assist please call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 22.

UPDATE: 12:00 02/06/2014

A 54-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson has been released on police bail.

He was taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and subsequently released on bail until 9 July 2014.

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