Suffolk

Trimley fires: Arson suspect bailed in Felixstowe

  • 21 June 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin
Image caption The Memorial Hall's wooden roof was "60% destroyed" according to the parish council

A 29-year-old man has been bailed by police investigating three fires in the Felixstowe area this week.

His arrest followed a wheelie bin fire at Grange Farm Avenue on Tuesday evening.

Police said the man had also being questioned about two larger fires.

A barn at The Three Mariners pub in Trimley St Mary was burnt down on Monday night, while the Memorial Hall in Trimley St Martin was seriously damaged early on Wednesday morning.

The arrested man, who is from Felixstowe, is due to answer bail on 26 June.

Trimley St Martin Parish Council, which owns the hall, said assessors and insurers had looked at the hall.

John Sills, vice chairman of the council, said: "We think the roof and floor can be repaired as was, but the structural engineers will be looking at the brickwork next week.

"We're hoping the hall could be re-opened by Christmas as there's usually a panto put on by the Saints Players just after.

"Obviously, there's a lot of work to be done though."

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