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Three arrested over Uckfield fire

Three people have been arrested for arson with intent to endanger lives following a large fire in Uckfield High Street on Sunday night. The blaze was started outside a shop belonging to the charity Sense at around 11pm, and spread to neighbouring buildings.

An eighteen-year-old man and two seventeen-year-old boys are in police custody.

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Upset after arson attack

Local people in Uckfield have expressed their sadness and upset after hearing the news that a fire which badly damaged businesses on the high street was caused by an arson attack. Sussex Police say that someone set fire to a bin at the rear of one of the charity shops.

Our reporter spoke to Mandy Hutton charity shop manager and Kathlyn Stanley-Quist charity shop worker.

Fire started deliberately

Sussex Police says that a fire which seriously damaged four buildings on Uckfield High Street was started deliberately.

It's understood that the blaze was started around 11pm in a bin behind the Sense Charity Shop.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about who might have started the fire to come forward.

Moving pictures courtesy of Chris Lawson/Uckfield FM.

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