Two boys arrested after Southampton construction site inferno

Hampshire Police have arrested an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of arson in connection with a major fire at a construction site in Southampton on Tuesday.

 

The blaze destroyed a timber frame building under construction and took more than 70 firefighters to get it under control.

Police had previously released an image of three people seen on the roof of the building prior to the fire starting.

These people have since been identified and have been eliminated from the investigation.

The two boys arrested are both from Southampton and remain in police custody.

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