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Two teenagers arrested after arson attack in Haverhill




Fire rages at the disused Atterton & Ellis factory in Hamlet Green, Haverhill. Picture by Matt Bird.
Fire rages at the disused Atterton & Ellis factory in Hamlet Green, Haverhill. Picture by Matt Bird.

Police investigating an arson that destroyed one of the buildings on the derelict Atterton & Ellis site in Hamlet Green, Haverhill have arrested two teenagers.

Officers were called on around 3.40am yesterday, Monday, September 10, to reports of a large fire in the building.

Fire crews from Haverhill, Linton, Clare, Cambridge and Ixworth attended the incident, where they found the timber construction completely ablaze. They declared the incident closed just after 7am.

The charred remains of the building in Hamlet Green (4102455)
The charred remains of the building in Hamlet Green (4102455)

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested yesterday afternoon and brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. Both have been released under investigation while enquires continue.

Witnesses or anybody with any information is asked to contact West CID on 101 quoting reference 51849/18 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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