Man Arrested In Connection To House Fire in Rugby

16 November 2018, 07:16 | Updated: 16 November 2018, 07:18

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A 21 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection to a fire at a house in Rugby.

Emergency services were called to a fire on Wentworth Road in the early hours of Thursday (15 November) morning.

A woman and three children remain in hospital, one of the children, a five year old boy, remains in a critical but stable condition.

Detective Inspector Paul Thompson from the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit said: "We're continuing to work with colleagues at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue to establish the cause of the fire, which we are treating as suspicious at this time.

"One man has been arrested and is currently helping us with our enquiries.

"We're continuing to appeal for anyone who has any information that could help us with our enquiries to get in touch. We'd especially like to hear from anyone who any CCTV, dash cam footage or mobile phone footage of the incident.

"I'd like to thank the local community for the assistance they gave to the injured women and children while emergency services were on route and for the support they have shown to investigators throughout the day.

"This incident has shocked the community; I would like to reassure them that we will continue to have a police presence in the area over the next few days as try to establish how the fire started and to provide reassurance to local people."