Man arrested following arson attack at Norwich home

Fire service have been called to a house fire in King's Lynn. Picture: Denise Bradley

Fire service have been called to a house fire in King's Lynn. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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.


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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.

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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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