Somerset

Bath transmitter arson suspect released

  • 28 July 2014
  • From the section Somerset
Bath transmitter at Bathampton
Image caption The Bathampton mast feeds television and radio broadcasts to 80,000 homes

A man arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a communications mast near Bath has been released without charge.

The fire at the Bathampton mast, which feeds television and radio broadcasts to 80,000 homes, started in the early hours of 3 January 2013.

Avon and Somerset Police said the 30-year-old man, arrested on Friday, was interviewed and later released.

He added the investigation into the blaze remained in progress.

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