Reading arson police arrest man over flat fire

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Image caption A woman who had returned to her first-floor flat in Coventry Road reported the blaze

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a flat fire.

Fire trucks and police attended the blaze in Coventry Road, Reading, at about 06:10 BST.

A woman called the emergency services after returning to her first-floor flat where she noticed black smoke billowing from the door.

No-one was injured and the 22-year-old man is being questioned by police, who are appealing for witnesses.

Det Con Sukhpreet Singh said: " I would like to appeal to any witnesses who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Coventry Road, Manchester Road or Liverpool Road areas at around the time of the fire."

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