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Hampshire police arrest a man over hotel fires

Premier Inn, Southampton
Image caption The second fire was at Premier Inn, Six Dials, in Southampton on Friday

A man has been arrested in connection with suspected arsons at two hotels in Southampton city centre.

Hampshire Constabulary arrested a 36-year-old man from the city on Saturday following fires at Jury's Inn and Premier Inn.

The first at the hotel in Charlotte Place was reported on Thursday and the second was at the Premier Inn, Six Dials, on Friday.

The man is being questioned in police custody.

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