Update: Man arrested on suspicion of arson and weapon possession after two fires in Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 17:42 17 September 2012

A man has been arrested following a spate of fires on Sunday.

A man has been arrested following a spate of fires on Sunday.


A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and possession of an offensive weapon after a fire at a shop in Great Yarmouth.

The 46-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of going equipped and in relation to a second fire in shrubbery.

Both fires took place on Sunday evening, (September 16) with police and a fire crew from Great Yarmouth rushing to the Crown Stores shop on Crown Road at 9.10pm, to a report of a rubbish fire which had spread to the building.

They used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and a positive pressue fan to remove smoke from the premises.

Meanwhile, two crews from Great Yarmouth also responded to reports of a building fire in Marine Parade. They found it was a grass fire, which they extinguished.

The 46-year-old was arrested a short time later and at the time of writing was in custody at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he is being interviewed by officers.

This comes after firefighters were been called out to tackle rubbish fires across the county on Sunday.

Two crews from Carrow and Earlham attended a rubbish fire in Suffolk Square, Norwich, at 10.07pm. Hose reel jets were used to extinguish it.

A further incident of a similar nature was reported in Lincoln Way, Thetford, at 10.09pm. Firefighters used hand appliances to deal with the rubbish fire.

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