Hadleigh fuel depot fire: Police close investigation

Burned out oil tankers 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.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Suffolk



18 °C 9 °C


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.