Fire at a block of flats in Didcot Treated As Arson

Police investigating a suspected arson attack at block of flats in Didcot have arrested a 21-year-old man.

He is being questioned on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a block of flats in Harrier Drive on Friday night.


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At around 11.20pm on Friday night officers were called to reports of a house fire at a block of flats in Harrier Drive, Didcot.

Fire services rescued one man from the scene, he was treated by paramedics but did not go to hospital.

No one else was hurt as a result of the incident.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Roger Lamboll, of Force CID based at Abindgdon, said: 

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident, and we are making enquiries, however I would also ask anyone who believes they may have information relevant to this incident to come forward and contact us on 101 quoting the reference 1961 10/3/17.

“We have officers on the scene and would advise any members of who have concerns to please speak to one of them.

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