Man arrested following arson attack at Norwich home

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 September 2018

Photo: Denise Bradley

Photo: Denise Bradley


A man has been arrested following an arson attack at a home in Norwich.

Police were called to Half Mile Close at about 2am this morning to reports of a fire in a garden.

Firefighters from Sprowston and Earlham were already on scene and spent around 40 minutes tackling the blaze.

Police said initial enquiries found that the fire was started deliberately.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said a man in his 30s has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

He has been taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and remains in custody.

A police cordon has been put in place at the scene whilst enquiries continue.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 1.30am. They had brought it under control by just before 2.10am.

Meanwhile, firefighters from Sprowston and Earlham were also called to a shed fire in Tills Road, Sprowston this morning.
They were called to that fire, which spread to a nearby fence, at about 5.50am. The flames had been doused by 6.25am.

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