Arrest after Wokingham Fire


A 41-year-old man has been arrested released on bail until 5 October. following a fire at a Grade-II listed building in Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire.

Police said the fire was being treated as suspicious.

Det Sgt Carl Bradford said: “At this stage it is too early to say that this was definitely arson as we are not currently settled on what caused the fire.

“However, we are investigating it as a suspicious fire and would like to trace any witnesses.

“I would appeal for anyone who was in the town centre after midnight on Wednesday or anyone with any knowledge about the fire to contact police.

“This fire caused substantial damage to the building and had a significant impact on the local community due to the road closures that were in place while it was put out.”

September 9, 2011 |

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