THORNWOOD: Man arrested on suspicion of arson
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Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of committing arson after a fire at a car wash in Thornwood.
Officers in the area noticed the smoke at Applegreen Service Station at around 1.50am this morning, Monday 9 August, and notified our colleagues in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.
They arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene and he remains in custody for questioning.
Thankfully, no one was hurt and the fire was extinguished quickly.
We'll be working closely with ECFRS to determine the cause of the fire.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact us and quote incident number 73 of Monday 9 August.
You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
You can also call us on 101 or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.