Man arrested over suspected arson attack

Police have arrested a nineteen year-old man from Clacton after a suspected arson attack on a house in Essex. He is being held on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following the fire at a property on Essex Avenue in Jaywick.

No one was inside when the fire started, but some reptiles had to be rescued by the emergency services. One died with the rest, now in the care of the RSPCA.