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Eastbourne Pier fire now treated as suspicious, police say

The fire which damaged parts of 144-year-old Eastbourne Pier on Wednesday is now being treated as suspicious, Sussex Police said.

The huge fire destroyed part of the 144-year-old Grade II-listed structure and sent plumes of black smoke into the sky on Wednesday afternoon.

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Hotelier describes horror at seeing landmark in flames

An Eastbourne hotelier has told ITV News that seeing uncontrollable flames engulf the arcades on the town's historic pier was "atrocious".

Sajaad Shah of the Savoy Court Hotel recorded footage of the fire services attending to the blaze and describes the scene at the seafront.

Police have meanwhile said the fire is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

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