A fire in the shopping centre at Ringwood in Hampshire has been confirmed as arson.
Investigations are continuing this morning into the blaze which engulfed six shops in Ringwood, Hampshire.
The fire started in a bin behind shops in Meeting House Lane. Fifty firefighters were called out to tackle the flames.
We can confirm that we are investigating a fire that took place at the shopping centre in Meeting House Lane, Ringwood, just before 8am on Sunday, November 27.
Following an assessment by colleagues at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, we are treating the fire as arson.
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Investigations are continuing this morning into a blaze which engulfed six shops in Ringwood, Hampshire.
The fire started in a bin behind shops on Meeting House Lane yesterday. 50 firefighters were called out to tackle the flames.
Fire crews are at the scene of a huge fire in Ringwood Town Centre - six shops were affected.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say the fire is now out and no-one was injured.
The fire spread from a bin at the back of the shops and spread into roof space of some units. Around 50 firefighters were called out.
Detectives have released a CCTV image after a homeless man reported being set on fire whilst he slept.
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It happened in the early hours of Sunday, November 6th.
The 51-year old homeless man, who was sleeping in the Royal Arcade, suffered injuries to his head, cheek and eyelids.
His rucksack was also stolen
Officers would like to speak to the three people pictured in the above image as part of the ongoing investigation.
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