Man arrested following ‘deliberate’ Eastbourne fire

A man has been arrested in Eastbourne on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, according to police.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Friday, 6th August 2021, 3:08 pm

Emergency services were called in the early hours of Wednesday, August 4, following reports of a fire in a garden.

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said, “Around 1am on Wednesday, August 4, police were requested to attend an address in Royal Sussex Crescent, Eastbourne, by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service following a fire in a garden which was deemed to have been started deliberately.

“The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Sussex Police

“Officers attended and after carrying out enquiries, arrested a 62-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

“He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.”

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area around that time, or who has any other information, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 55 of 04/08.