A probe has been launched into the cause of a car wash fire as police reveal a separate blaze occurred a minute before. 

Suffolk police were called by the fire service to a blaze at the Jeeyes Hand Car Wash in Tacket Street car park at 9.18pm on Monday and officers attended to support with an investigation into the cause. 

Photographs from the scene suggested the fire started in bin bags next to the car wash.

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Officers were also called to reports of an arson incident in Cox Lane at 9.17pm and upon arrival discovered items in a trolley had been set a light. 

A spokesman for the police said it was also reported that a group was seen running from the area.

Both calls are being treated as the same incident and investigations are ongoing. 

Anyone who has any information should contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference number 37/26642/24.