Man released under investigation after suspected arson attacks

The damage left after the arson attack at Fakenham Rugby Club. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI.

The damage left after the arson attack at Fakenham Rugby Club. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI. - Credit: Archant

A man arrested in connection with a series of arson attacks in Fakenham has been released but remains under investigation.

The 24-year-old was arrested on Saturday following three arson attacks in the space of a week.

The third was reported at 6am on Saturday at the Fakenham Rugby Club, where a gas cylinder had been rolled across the club’s pitch and set alight, resulting in a loud bang which could be heard across the town, and damaging a dugout and floodlight.

After the arrest, Inspector Edward Brown of the Fakenham Police thanked the public for their support.

“We understand that the public were becoming concerned about these arson attacks and we advised their vigilance and to call the police should they notice anything,” he said.

“It was down to the vigilance of a member of the public that we managed to track down the individual and arrest them.”

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