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CCTV image released after homeless man set on fire

Homeless man set on fire Credit: Sussex Police

Detectives have released a CCTV image after a homeless man reported being set on fire whilst he slept.

Sussex Police are looking for three men in connection with the incident in Worthing.

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.


Brothers walk free over fire which burned for two months

It burned for two months and cost £700,000 pounds to put out and clear up.

Today two brothers were sentenced over a blaze at the Averies recycling centre in Swindon. 3000 tonnes of waste caught fire at the Marshgate site in 2014.

It blighted the lives of hundreds of people who lived and worked nearby.

Some businesses had to close because of the smoke and it even caused delays to trains.

Robert Murphy was in court and sent this report.

Man found dead in Eastbourne blaze

An investigation's been launched after a man's body was found at a house in Eastbourne following a fire.

Shortly after 1am on Monday (17 October) emergency services were called to Chiltern Close, where the first floor of a detached property was found to be on fire.

Firefighters and police found the body of a man, who was believed to be the sole occupant. There were no other casualties.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is being conducted by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Sussex Police.


Fire and Rescue Service holds safety week

Fire training events are being held in Sussex Credit: ITV

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is calling on businesses to put fire safety first. It’s holding a series of free training events to mark Chief Fire Officers Association’s UK Business Safety Week (5th to 11th September 2016).

Watch Manager Justin Goodchild said: “We really want to help businesses take the steps they need to keep people safe. Even a small fire puts staff and customers at risk. It can also have a significant impact on your livelihood."

One of the events is taking place with the support of Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

Crews called to tackle fire at Oxford hotel

The fire was caused by a faulty extractor fan in the bathroom Credit: Oxfordshire

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in a hotel in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Jury’s Inn Hotel yesterday afternoon.

The hotel had been evacuated when crews had arrived.

On investigation, the cause of the fire was found to be a faulty extractor fan in the bathroom of one of the rooms.

The fire was caused by a faulty extractor fan in the bathroom Credit: Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue

"I would like to congratulate the staff and management of the hotel for their fire procedures. The evacuation was completed quickly and safely, andkey information was promptly given to the crews upon arrival.

"A well-practiced Fire Evacuation plan is essential for any home or business, and the calm and controlled procedures assisted in quickly determining that no persons were trapped inside the building and lead to the rapid conclusion of this incident, with the fire and smoke damage being confined to the room of origin.

"We pride ourselves on supporting businesses and anyone requiring advice on fire prevention and or business continuity can contact us using the attached details”

– Station Manager Mick Clarke

Lorry fire blocking M2 London-bound

The lorry is full of hay bales Credit: Ryan Donnelly [Twitter]

A lorry is on fire on the M2 London-bound between junctions 6 and 5 (Faversham and Sittingbourne).

Both lanes of the B carriageway have been closed.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are working to put out the fire.

Six-bed house destroyed by fire

A six bedroom house near Ringwood in Hampshire has been badly damaged in a major fire.

It broke out at 6:30 this morning at Hangersley Junction near Poulner and took 40 firefighters more than two hours to put out the flames.

The roof and the front of the property has been completely destroyed but no-one was injured. Smoke could be seen over the A31.

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