Suffolk

Men released after Bury St Edmunds shop fire

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Media captionThe fire happened in the historic centre of Bury St Edmunds

Two men arrested after a fire in the historic centre of Bury St Edmunds have been released under investigation.

About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at Cycle King in Angel Hill just before 17:00 BST on Friday.

The shop was destroyed and neighbouring buildings damaged. Director Darren Hunt said he was "shocked and saddened".

Police said the men questioned on suspicion of arson, aged 22 and 23 from Suffolk, needed hospital treatment for smoke inhalation.

A cordon was put in place around the site while scaffolding was built to shore up the front of the structure.

A police spokeswoman said Angel Hill was expected to fully reopen on Sunday afternoon.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue spokesman said "large parts of the building have been destroyed" and further investigations would be needed to see if any part of it could be saved.

Image caption A shop was destroyed and neighbouring buildings damaged in the fire on Friday night

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