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Watford flats 'arson attack' forces 20 people from homes

The block of flats Image copyright Google
Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses to the fire to come forward

About 20 people were forced to flee their homes after suspected arson attack on a block of flats that left one person in hospital.

Hertfordshire Police are investigating the fire at Redding House in Tolpits Lane, Watford, at 08:45 BST.

A spokesman said two men were seen leaving the scene in a blue Vauxhall Astra and appealed for witnesses.

The injuries suffered by a woman during the fire are understood not to have been life-threatening.

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