Man arrested in connection with two ‘deliberate’ car fires


A man was arrested on suspicion of arson after two car fires in Eastbourne last night (January 6) at about 11.40pm.

Firefighters and police were informed that a Ford Focus Finesse car parked in Swanley Close was set on fire and the blaze had been put out by a resident. He reported that he had seen a man acting suspiciously around the car before the fire before running off down an alleyway.

As police started a search of the area, another report came in about a Citreon C1 car on fire also in Swanley Close. Residents had also seen a man running away from the vehicle.

A 27-year-old man was arrested nearby and is currently in custody.