Man arrested on suspicion of arson

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life today after two house fires in Ipswich.A 30-year-old man was arrested on the Orwell bridge about 3am, following earlier blazes in Swansea Avenue and Whitland Close.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life today after two house fires in Ipswich.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on the Orwell bridge about 3am following earlier blazes in Swansea Avenue and Whitland Close.

The first blaze broke out in the doorway of a home in Swansea Avenue about 1.45am and a woman, who had been inside the property, was treated for smoke inhalation.

Police are investigating whether the fire is linked to a later blaze which is thought to have started in an


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electric box at a flat in Whitland Close, Ipswich.

That fire is also being treated as an alleged arson and police scenes of crime officers are on scene today looking for clues into how the blaze started.

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One man was treated at the scene by paramedics but no one was taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said firefighters had described the latter as a major fire.

Whitland Close was cordoned off this morning while police investigated.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police appealed for witnesses to either blaze to contact Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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