Suffolk

Hadleigh fuel depot fire: Police close investigation

  • 24 September 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Burned out oil tankers
Image caption Crews managed to stop the fire spreading to a fourth tanker which held 50,000 litres of gas oil

An inquiry over a suspected arson attack on three tankers at a fuel depot has been closed by police.

The fire at Ukay Fuels in Hadleigh on 16 November last year caused £500,000 of damage and led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on suspicion of arson.

He has since been released from his bail.

Suffolk Police said there were no active lines of inquiry and it would re-open the case if new information emerged.

About 35,750 litres of fuel were destroyed in the fire, with flames rising up to 50ft (15m) in the air.

Residents in the area were warned to stay indoors and a nearby main road closed to traffic while the fire was put under control.

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