Man arrested after arson in Bognor Regis

A MAN has been arrested after a fire in Bognor Regis.

Police were called shortly before 5am this morning (Thursday, September 12) after smoke was spotted coming from a Chinese takeaway on Station Road.

STATION RD FIRE BOGNOR REGIS

STATION RD FIRE BOGNOR REGIS

More than 30 firefighters were called to the scene.

No-one was in the property at the time, and West Sussex Fire and Rescue had the fire under control by 5.15am.

The fire is being treated as arson, and a 27-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

He remains in custody as investigations continue.