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Homes evacuated after suspected arson attack in St John's

Worcester Editorial 11th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS were evacuated and roads had to be closed after a suspected arson attack outside a St John’s convenience store.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man after they received reports of a vehicle on fire in front of Nisa on Bromyard Road about 1.45am this morning (Monday).

There was significant damage to the front of the shop, the car and the property above, and due to an exploding gas bottle, the closures and evacuations were put in place.

Officers are treating the incident as an act of arson with intent to danger life.

Detective Chief Inspector, Stacey Williamson said: “This is a serious crime that we are thoroughly investigating.
“We have arrested someone who is currently in custody but are still keen to hear from any member of the public who may have further information on this incident.”

Anyone with further information on the incident can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

All residents are now back in their properties.

More information to follow.

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