Two boys arrested following fire at former yacht club

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fire at a former yacht club building in Southend.

Location of yacht club building fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services were called to the Alexandra Yacht Club building at Clifftown Terrace at about 11.45pm on Saturday 23 August.

Two boys aged 16 and 17, both from Westcliff, were arrested on suspicion of arson after being stopped by police in Westcliff at about 3am on Sunday.

They remain in custody today.