St Albans man arrested on suspicion of arson after flat block fire shuts road

PUBLISHED: 15:10 16 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:10 16 September 2017

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson have a fire in a flat block.

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson have a fire in a flat block.

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A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in a St Albans flat block last night.

Firefighters were first on the scene following reports of a blaze in a communal area of a block of flats in Frobisher Road, and called police for assistance at 7.11pm.

The road was subsequently shut at the junction with Drakes Drive.

The fire was extinguished and a police spokeswoman has said nobody was injured.

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody at this time.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time stated or has any information that could assist the on-going police investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/17/4461 or report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

In a separate incident last night, firefighters were also called to a two-vehicle crash in nearby St Vincent Drive – off London Road.

A crew gave trauma care to one casualty who was subsequently taken to hospital.

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