Arrests after fire at Cambridgeshire post office

Two boys, aged 13 and 15, have been arrested after a fire destroyed a post office in a Cambridgeshire village and spread to nearby buildings.

Fire broke out at the post office in Town Green Road, Orwell, on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at about 0600 GMT and an elderly man was rescued from a nearby house which caught fire.

The two boys, from the area around the nearby town of Royston in Hertfordshire, were later arrested.

Several fires were also started in hedges and trees at the junction with Brookside and Town Green Road.

Det Sgt Phill Richardson said: "These fires have caused extensive damage to the buildings, particularly the Post Office and I would urge anyone who has any information about the fires to contact police."

The fire service confirmed the fires were deliberately started and a police investigation is under way.

Crime scene investigators are currently at the scene.

Town Green Road remains closed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridgeshire Police.

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