COUNTY NEWS: Sussex school gutted in suspected arson

Shinewater School fire SUS-151210-093503001

Shinewater School fire SUS-151210-093503001

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A Sussex school has been severely damaged after a suspected arson in the early hours of this morning (October 12).

More than 60 firefighters have spent the night tackling the blaze at Shinewater Primary School in Eastbourne.

Shinewater School Fire SUS-151210-093517001

Shinewater School Fire SUS-151210-093517001

Police believe the fire may have been started deliberately at around 1am.

There have been no reported injuries, but damage to the school buildings has been extensive.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Chief Inspector Emma Brice said, “We would like to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious in the area.”

If you saw anything suspicious you can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 0033 of 12/10.

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