Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson at Shirebrook

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of setting a fire at a house in Shirebrook.

Police and firefighters were called to a large blaze at an empty house in Patchwork Row just after 3.20pm on Sunday, 8 September.

Following a joint investigation between the emergency services, the fire is being treated as arson.

Officers arrested three boys, aged 13, 15 and 17, and they remain in custody and are being questioned.

Although arrests have been made, police are still appealing for witnesses.

They want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Patchwork Row at the time, or who may have been travelling in the area of Market Place, Patchwork Row and Carter Lane between 3pm and 3.20pm and has dashcam footage.

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference number 19*481338 in any correspondence.

The officer in the case is PC Ashley Taylor.

•Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

•Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact

•Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us

•Phone – call  101

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously

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