Stoke & Staffordshire

Arson arrest after two fires in Stoke-on-Trent

Visitor centre at Park Hall
Image caption Water was pumped from a nearby fishing pool to put out the fire at the visitor centre in Park Hall

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after two fires in the same part of north Staffordshire.

The visitor centre at Park Hall Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent was completely destroyed in a fire on Sunday night.

On the same night there was a barn fire at a riding school in nearby Weston Coyney.

Staffordshire Police said a man from Stoke-on-Trent was interviewed and had been bailed, pending further inquiries, until a date in January.

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