Man arrested following flats fire in Wakefield

Police have arrested a man following a fire at a block of flats in Hemsworth.

Officers were called to the blaze in Highfield Road at about 11.47pm yesterday (Friday).

A number of people were evacuated from the building while fire crews dealt with the incident.

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Following enquiries in the local area, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in custody at this time.

Enquiries are continuing today and anyone with information is asked to contact Wakefield District CID on 101.

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