Ash Green school: Police make arrest as intruder alarm triggered during huge blaze in West Yorkshire

A man who was arrested at the scene of a huge school fire has been taken to hospital for treatment, police said.

By Daniel Sheridan
Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 10:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 10:20 pm

At 7.48pm on Tuesday, police received a report of an intruder alarm being triggered at Ash Green Primary School in Clough Lane, Mixenden.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and found one of the buildings on fire, police said.

Emergency services attended - including 10 fire engines - and a male was located.

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At 7.48pm on Tuesday, police received a report of an intruder alarm being triggered at Ash Green Primary School in Clough Lane, Mixenden.

He was arrested and taken to hospital for further treatment, police confirmed.

Officers remain at the scene of the fire, which is being treated as suspicious at this time.

Anyone with information which may assist is asked to call Calderdale District CID on 101 or via the livechat option on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log 1663 of 1 February.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.