Investigations have been continuing today into the cause of a fire which badly damaged a secondary school in Sussex. Several classrooms at Millais School in Horsham have been wrecked, and students' GCSE work destroyed.
All 1,500 girls at the comprehensive in Depot Road escaped unhurt. But it is thought that the fire may have been started deliberately. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The interviewees include:
Chief Inspector Howard Hodges, Sussex Police; Patrick Moore, a parent; and Dave Clark, a Maintenance officer.
Police are at Millais School in Horsham in Sussex today, continuing their investigations into a severe fire at the building. Flames broke out yesterday and pupils were evacuated. No one was hurt, the cause is still unknown.
Police are attending Millais School in Depot Road, Horsham, where an upper floor is on fire. The alarm was raised shortly before 3pm today. Firefighters are in attendance and there are no reports of any casualties. The school has been evacuated.
Depot Road has been closed between its junctions with Orchard Road to the west and Comptons Lane to the east. Police are assisting with parents collecting children in Highlands Road to the south of the school. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.