Police have lifted a cordon around homes and a car on Ipswich Road following an arson attack this morning.

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Officers were called to a home south of the Maid Marian pub by the junction with the outer ring road by fire crews at 12.20am.

A fire crew from Carrow had been called out just after midnight to reports of a car blaze.

The car, a blue Vauxhall Vectra, was burnt out and police sealed off the home nearby at around 1am amid fears the fire would spread to a house.

Neighbours reported being woken by a loud bang before midnight.

Norwich CID are investigating the suspected arson. They have taken the car away for forensic examination.

•See our photo gallery above of images of the blaze.

•For more on this story see tomorrow’s EDP and Evening News.

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