Boy formally interviewed over Trimley St Mary barn arson

Firefighters tackle the barn fire in Trimley St Mary

Firefighters tackle the barn fire in Trimley St Mary - Credit: Gregg Brown

A boy has been interviewed by police after over an arson which destroyed a derelict barn in Trimley St Mary.

The youth – who is believed to be in his mid-teens - was spoken to following the blaze which occurred in High Road on Monday.

The teenager, who has not been arrested, was spoken to formally at Felixstowe police station.

Firefighters from Felixstowe were despatched after receiving a call shortly before 5.55pm.

They remained at the scene tackling the fire for an hour and a half.

A crew from Ipswich East also attended the scene to provide help and support, although they were stood down before their colleagues from Felixstowe.

Police have confirmed they have spoken to a boy in connection with the arson.

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Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Police investigating following a fire at a barn in High Road, Trimley St Mary on Monday, have interviewed a teenager in connection with the blaze.

“The incident at the derelict barn around 6pm on Monday is being treated as arson.

“A teenage boy has been formally interviewed about the fire and police enquiries are ongoing.“

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