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12 December 2013, 12:38
Police are appealing for information following a suspected arson attack on a house in Lacock during the early hours of this morning,Thursday 12th December.
Police were contacted by the Fire Service around 1.45am after they had received reports of a house fire in Corsham Road in the village.
Officers attended and helped two women, who were upstairs in the address, move to safety. The women were later taken to the RUH in Bath to be checked over but did not suffer any serious injuries. Two officers were checked over and treated for smoke inhalation by ambulance staff at the scene but were fit enough to remain on duty.
Following enquiries a 41 year old man was arrested at a house in Hilperton, near Trowbridge, at around 2.15am in connection with this incident. He currently remains in custody at Melksham Police Station.
Police activity continues at the address in Lacock this morning to establish the circumstances of the fire and further house to house enquiries are being made.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious in the area during the early hours to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Melksham CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.