Sussex

Uckfield fire: Teenagers freed on bail in arson inquiry

Fire damage in Uckfield
Image caption The fire spread from a bin at the back of a property, according to fire crews

Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of setting a fire which severely damaged a row of shops in East Sussex have been released on bail.

A man aged 18 and two 17-year-old boys, all from Uckfield, were questioned by police on Tuesday.

The blaze spread from a bin at the rear of a building in Uckfield High Street on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of several homes overnight.

No-one was injured but one of the properties will have to be demolished.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the fire to contact them.

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