Wisbech Fire Investigations Continue

13 May 2010, 06:00

A man has been arrested in connection with a number of arson attacks in Wisbech.

He has been taken into custody for questioning.

We're told detectives are keeping an open mind as to whether the fires could have been caused by one individual.

It's after a dedicated police team was set up to gather information and intelligence on the four fires.

The team is looking into deliberate fires at:

  • Constantine House in Nene Quay, on March 27 at 6am.
  • The Phoenix Restaurant, North Brink, on April 29 at 1.06am
  • The Flowerpot Public House, Churchill Road, on May 7 at 2.23am
  • A property on North Brink, on May 8 at 9.57pm 

DI Lorraine Parker, who is leading the investigation, said: "What is important is that we find out who is responsible for these fires and it is vital for the effectiveness of our investigation that we keep an open mind.

"We would urge people not to jump to conclusions about who may or may not be responsible until our investigations are complete."

More police officers are also patrolling the town, and stopping and searching anyone acting suspiciously.

Meanwhile detectives, Cambridgeshire Fire Service and Fenland District Council are speaking to managers of businesses in Wisbech.

They're advising them how they can ensure their premises are not vulnerable, and also improve security measures.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DI Lorraine Parker at Wisbech Police Station on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

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