Man arrested after series of fires in Loughborough Print
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 08:30

Issued on 5/12/17 at 1:54 p.m.

Incident number: 17*528595

A man has been arrested after a series of suspicious fires in Loughborough yesterday evening (Monday 4 December).

An investigation is underway after seven reports were received of fires in various locations within Loughborough between 7.50pm and 10.40pm.

The first incident took place in the carriageway in Belton Road, a fire was discovered in the middle of the road near some car garages and petrol station.

Further incidents occurred in Russell Street, Mill Lane, Bridgeland Road, Wolsey Way and Morris Close when bins were set alight. A sofa was also set alight in Queens Road.

The fire in Russell Street resulted in damage being caused to some flats. One person was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

This morning (Tuesday 5 December) a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He remains in police custody.

PC Pete Colgate is investigating the incident, he said: “We believe these fires were deliberate and very dangerous acts and could have resulted in someone being seriously injured. We are taking these reports extremely seriously and officers have been out and about in the local area reassuring local residents.

“Despite the arrest we would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any of the incidents or saw someone acting suspiciously in the area. Also if you’ve heard rumours locally about the fires and have information which could assist with the investigation then please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 732 Colgate on 101, quoting crime reference number 17*528595.

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 December 2017 08:48 )