Detectives investigating the fire that wrecked a historic mansion in Dorset have arrested a 68 year-old man. Parnham House in Beaminster was gutted after the blaze broke out at last weekend.
The man who's being held is said to be from the Beaminster area. Police confirmed this morning that the fire had been fully extinguished. The house remains cordoned off while investigators sift the wreckage.
A well-known stately home in Dorset which was destroyed by fire in April could be rebuilt if a planning application is successful.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a suspicious fire at a property in Beaminster.
A huge fire has broken out at a stately home near Beaminster in Dorset, it's believed to be Parnham House.