Sussex

Hastings Pier arson suspects are rebailed

Engineers at Hastings Pier
Image caption The blaze, which began in the early hours of 5 October, took crews four days to put out

Two men arrested on suspicion of arson after fire destroyed Hastings Pier have had their bail extended while Sussex Police continue their inquiries.

The men, now both aged 19, from St Leonards-on-Sea, were arrested shortly after the fire broke out in the early hours of 5 October.

After answering police bail earlier this week, both have now been rebailed until 21 February.

Police renewed their appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

The blaze took four days to put out and destroyed 95% of the upper part of the East Sussex pier.

Both men were arrested and questioned as crews fought the flames.

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