BREAKING: Two more teens arrested in Eastbourne school arson investigation

Firefighters tackle blaze at Shinewater School
Firefighters tackle blaze at Shinewater School

Two more teenagers have been arrested by detectives investigating the arson attack on an Eastbourne school in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy are the latest to be arrested in connection with the fire at Shinewater Primary and Nursery School.

The 14-year-old boy was arrested by police on Tuesday and has been bailed until October 22.

The 15-year-old boy from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of arson today (Wednesday) and currently remains in police custody.

Chief Inspector Emma Brice said, “This has been very distressing for the local community and we are still trying to piece together events leading up to the fire.

“I would ask anybody who may have heard or seen something, no matter how insignificant it may seem to them, to get in touch.”

Another 14-year-old boy was arrested within hours of the blaze at the Milfoil Drive school but was released on bail until January.

Investigators believe the fire was started deliberately at around 1am in a corner of a classroom and quickly spread destroying half of the school building.

Chief Inspector Emma Brice said, “We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious in the area.

“Witnesses can email or call 101 quoting reference 0033 of 12/10.”

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