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Arrests after Bury blaze

PUBLISHED: 07:29 04 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 March 2010

POLICE investigating the massive blaze at the Risby Business Park, near Bury St Edmunds, in May this year have arrested and questioned Robin Hurst, the owner of the site, and his son-in-law Jerry Peachment, a director of the central business on the park, Paint Plant Marketing.

POLICE investigating the massive blaze at the Risby Business Park, near Bury St Edmunds, in May this year have arrested and questioned Robin Hurst, the owner of the site, and his son-in-law Jerry Peachment, a director of the central business on the park, Paint Plant Marketing.

The fire has been treated as arson since it was discovered that there was evidence of forced entry into the building.

Mr Hurst, 63, and Mr Peachment, 37, both from Bury St Edmunds, were arrested yesterday morning before being questioned by police.

The blaze caused an estimated £1 million of damage to the business park and nine small businesses, including Paint Plant Marketing, were destroyed.


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