Two girls quizzed over toilet fire

TWO teenage girls have been questioned by police in connection with a fire in toilets below Felixstowe's seafront theatre.Council bosses have praised the quick action of cleaner Glen Tilley who discovered the small blaze in the loo block beneath the Spa Pavilion's lounge bar on Wednesday afternoon.

TWO teenage girls have been questioned by police in connection with a fire in toilets below Felixstowe's seafront theatre.

Council bosses have praised the quick action of cleaner Glen Tilley who discovered the small blaze in the loo block beneath the Spa Pavilion's lounge bar on Wednesday afternoon.

Suffolk Coastal worker Mr Tilley quickly alerted his supervisor and both police and fire service were called to the scene immediately.

The action prevented serious damage to the toilets, which were built a couple of years ago, and to the theatre.

Two fire crews attended and found that toilet paper had been set alight in a sink.

Two 15-year-old girls were arrested and questioned by police in connection with the incident. They have been released on police bail until February 6, when they will return to see officers and learn if they will be charged.

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A council spokesman said: "These toilets were only recently upgraded as part of Suffolk Coastal's ongoing programme of improving public toilets across the district so it is particularly disturbing that they should have been the target of such serious vandalism.

"The council would ask any member of the public who witnesses anything suspicious happening in or around one of its blocks of toilets to please call the police immediately as the council's vigilant staff cannot always be on hand to prevent potentially costly incidents."

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