Two arrested following blaze

Two men have been arrested and are being interviewed by police following a blaze this morning at a Wymondham coach depot. Four buses were destroyed in the blaze at Semmence Coaches premises in Norwich Road, that also damaged a fifth coach, car, workshop and hedgerow.

Two men have been arrested and are being interviewed by police following a blaze this morning at a Wymondham coach depot.

Four buses were destroyed in the blaze at Semmence Coaches premises in Norwich Road, that also damaged a fifth coach, car, workshop and hedgerow.

The alarm was raised at 1.08am and fire officers called in the police on arrival because they suspected the blaze had been started deliberately.

A total of five fire crews were sent from Wymondham, Hethersett and Attleborough together with a water bowser from Hethersett.

Norfolk Fire Service spokesman Martin Barsby said: "The fire crews did extremely well to stop the fire spreading through gorse and bushes into a residential area."

The fire was extinguished at 3.18am.

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A police spokesman said: "We were called by the fire service and arrested two 24-year-old men in the early hours this morning at the scene. They are at Bethel Street being detained at the moment."

The blaze is being treated as arson and the police crime investigation team will be working with the fire investigation officers to establish how it started."