Walton on Thames shopping centre fires are linked

Three fires which broke out above a Surrey shopping centre are being linked by police.

Officers said the incidents in flats above the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton on Thames were being treated as arson.

The fires - two on Wednesday and one on Tuesday - caused smoke and fire damage but no-one was injured.

Police sealed off the area on Wednesday to allow forensic investigators to inspect the scene.

Officers have been carrying out extra patrols in the area to offer reassurance to residents.

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