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St Alban's Primary School fire 'started by arsonists'

Fire at St Alban's School Image copyright Nathan Cleary
Image caption The fire at St Alban's Primary School in Wednesfield broke out at about 20:15 GMT

Arsonists are believed to have started a severe fire which ripped through a primary school in Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Fire Service said eight crews tackled the blaze at St Alban's Church of England School, in St Alban's Close, Wednesfield.

It began at about 20:15 GMT. The school said it would be closed on Friday as a result of the damage caused. Police are investigating.

The school has 177 pupils, aged from three to 11.

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