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Hoxne - man arrested after three incidents of arson

Police have arrested a man in his 40s after three incidents of arson, not endangering life, in Hoxne.

The most recent incident took place in the very early hours of Friday 23 April off Green Street in the village. Police were called at 1:00am to reports of a suspicious fire at an unused farm building.

An earlier incident took place in the very early hours of Saturday 17 April, off Low Street, near to the Swann Inn public house. Sometime between 00:45am and 1:30am it was reported that the boundary garden hedges and fencing of a property had been set alight. 

The following day, Sunday 18 April, a second incident of arson was reported in the same location and took place at around the same time.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene on all three occasions and quickly extinguished the fires. Nobody was reported to have been injured in either incident.

Police arrested the man in his 40s on 23 April, on suspicious of criminal damage and arson not endangering life. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre to be questioned and was subsequently bailed to return to police on 14 May 2021, whilst enquires continue.

Witnesses or anybody with any information, or any drivers who may have relevant dash-cam footage are asked to contact Eye Safer Neighbourhood Team quoting reference 20367/21

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