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Arson, Tiverton

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Two arrested in connection to fire

Two people have been arrested in connection with a major fire that took place in Tiverton last weekend.

Police were contacted by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue on the evening of Sunday 2nd January, following their attendance to the Tiverton Business Park on Lowman Way, to extinguish a major fire at several industrial properties on the estate.

Officers attended and assisted with putting a cordon in place for public safety and to allow firefighters to work on controlling the fire.

Ambulance also attended but there were no reported injuries.

Following scene investigation work with specialist fire investigators, the fire was believed to have been stared deliberately.

As a result of enquiries, a 43-year-old man from Ilfracombe and a 38-year-old woman from Barnstaple were arrested on suspicion of arson. Both have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are keen to speak with anybody who may have been in the vicinity of the industrial estate on the evening of the incident, in particular a group of youths who may have been passing through at the time.

Anyone with any information they feel may assist with the investigation are asked to contact DS Simon Andrews at Tiverton CID on 101 or quoting crime reference CR/000781/22.

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