Arrest over Wakefield arson attack in 2008

A man has been arrested over an arson attack in 2008 after an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

The 29-year-old from Wakefield was arrested following the February appeal over a fire at a house in Milnthorpe Green, Sandal, in August 2008.

The appeal was prompted by an anonymous call made after an earlier Crimewatch piece about a separate nearby arson attack that killed a woman.

Lea Brooke, 81, died at her home in Wakefield in November 2008.

White spirit was poured through the letterbox of her house in Walton Lane, and ignited.

The man arrested over the Milnthorpe Green house arson attack has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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