Man arrested over Norwich arsons released on bail

The garage fires in Old Catton. Picture submitted.

The garage fires in Old Catton. Picture submitted. - Credit: Archant

A man arrested in connection with three garage fires in Norwich has been released on bail.

The 20-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning on suspicion of arson following the fires in Norman Drive and in relation to a garage break-in at Priors Drive, both in Old Catton.

Firefighters initially responded to reports of a single garage fire and discovered another two garages on fire while on scene.

Officers attended and nearby properties were evacuated due to smoke and fire risks. One elderly resident was taken to hospital suffering shock.

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Two vehicles, parked inside two of the garages, were badly damaged.

The man has been released on bail until January 17 2018 while enquiries continue.

Between September and December there have been more than 20 fires in North and West Norwich which are believed to have been started deliberately.