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Lowestoft: Six teens arrested for blaze

PUBLISHED: 08:14 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:12 06 July 2010

DEVASTATION: Waveney District Council workers assess the damage.

DEVASTATION: Waveney District Council workers assess the damage.

SIX teenage boys have been arrested by police after firefighters tackled a blaze that virtually destroyed a sports pavilion.

The fire, which destroyed the tennis pavilion at Normanston Park on Sunday (November 8) at about 8.

SIX teenage boys have been arrested by police after firefighters tackled a blaze that virtually destroyed a sports pavilion.

The fire, which destroyed the tennis pavilion at Normanston Park on Sunday (November 8) at about 8.45pm, was the third blaze of the weekend as firefighters tackled a spate of incidents.

And yesterday, police chiefs appealed for witnesses following the latest blaze.

Three crews were sent to tackle the fire and the flames were put out within 30 minutes.

The blaze is thought to have started in the roof of the building and destroyed about 80pc of the pavilion.

This was the third call out of the weekend after firefighters had been called to the park at 12.50am on Sunday to put out flames in a park keeper's shed.

And firefighters were called to tackle a small fire on Saturday night at tennis pavilion that was ultimately destroyed the following evening.

The six teenagers arrested in connection with Sunday evening's blaze consisted of four 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds, all from Lowestoft.

All six have now been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on either December 11 or 12, pending further enquiries.

Police press officer Anne-Marie Breach told The Journal: “We are keen to hear from anyone in the park on Sunday evening who saw anything around 8.45pm.”

Information about the incident should be directed to Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300.


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