BREAKING: Man arrested after arson attack

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson after two HGV lorries were set alight at a business park in Coneyhurst Road, Billingshurst.

The incident occurred around 1.45am this morning (Friday August 5).

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 1.09am and brought the inferno under control before leaving the incident at 3.25am.

A 10 metre section of fencing was also damaged in the blaze.

A 51-year-old man from Chichester was arrested on suspicion of arson and is currently in custody awaiting interview.

Detective Sergeant Chris Leech said: “Police are working with the fire investigator to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire, which is believed to have been deliberately ignited.

“A forensic examination of the scene is currently taking place. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 105 of 5/8 or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.