Stoke & Staffordshire

Man arrested after Penkridge shop fire

A man has been arrested after a fire at a shop in Staffordshire.

Emergency crews were called to the Beauty Rooms in Penkridge at 1250 BST on Sunday. Part of the A449 was closed in both directions until 0330 BST.

Scenes of crime officers, together with fire investigators, were at the scene on Sunday and detectives will be examining CCTV footage.

The 31-year-old was arrested in connection with the fire and remains in police custody, a spokesman said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

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