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Crawley flats arson: Man arrested

News   •   Jul 17, 2019 13:25 BST

Police investigating a deliberate fire in a block of flats at Ganymede Court, Bewbush, Crawley, early on Sunday (14 July) have made an arrest.

Residents were evacuated while West Sussex Fire and Rescue brought the fire under control at 4.10am. One woman was taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation. Two flats were badly damaged in the blaze.

A 37-year-old from Crawley has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: "We have arrested a man in connection with the fire but we would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fire being started or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area."

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information should report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Clayhill.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55046/2019