Hereford & Worcester

Malvern flats fire believed to be arson

A fire at a block of flats in Worcestershire is being treated as arson, police say.

Officers were alerted to the blaze in the roof of the flats at Duke of Edinburgh Way, Malvern, by fire crews at 23:00 BST on 22 August.

Three of the six flats in the building were occupied when the fire broke out, and five people were rescued.

After working with fire investigators officers have confirmed it is thought to have been started deliberately.

Det Sgt Peter Sherwood said: "Thankfully no-one was hurt in the fire.

"We would now like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything or anyone suspicious in the area between around 22:15 and 23:00 BST, or who has information on those responsible."

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