Men held after fire at Essex building

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in a four-storey building in Essex.

About 100 firefighters spent Sunday night tackling the blaze in a shop and office building on Hamlet Court Road in Westcliff-on-Sea.

A spokesman for the Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the building had been "all but destroyed".

A 32-year-old man from Westcliff and a 40-year-old man from east London are being questioned by police.

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