Weekend house fire in Sutton Bridge was arson, say police

A fire at this house in Prince's Street, Sutton Bridge, on Sunday is being treated as arson by police.
A fire at this house in Prince's Street, Sutton Bridge, on Sunday is being treated as arson by police.
  • Man arrested and bailed while investigation continues

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Sutton Bridge at the weekend.

It happened in Prince’s Street, near Westmere Community Primary School, at about 8pm on Sunday.

It is being treated as a deliberate ignition and a 22-year-old local man has been arrested and since been bailed to allow the investigation to continue

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman

The fire was already out when emergency services arrived and there was slight damage to the side of one house and the roof of another one nearby.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “It is being treated as a deliberate ignition and a 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of arson. “He has since been bailed to a date in December to allow the investigation to continue.”

Firefighters made sure the fire was out but there were no injuries.