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Derelict building set on fire in arson incident near Sudbury

A derelict building was deliberately set on fire near Sudbury at the weekend, in what police believe could be connected to a series of other arson incidents in the area.

The incident occurred at a site off Rectory Road in Newton, at some point between 2pm and 3.45pm on Saturday.

Between these times, a sofa within the disused building was set alight, before the flames spread upwards to the roof.

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Police stock image (23997928)

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police stated officers are exploring the possibility that this is linked to a number of incidents at the end of last month.

On Friday, May 29, five instances of arson took place in Sudbury from 10.30pm to 11.10pm, in which bins, skips and tarpaulin were ignited in Church Street, Ballingdon Street, Quay Lane and Woodhall Road

Anybody with information about the latest incident in Newton should call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 37/31228/20.

Or, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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