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Nottingham Station Fire: One year on police say they are pursuing 'new lines of inquiry'

Tomorrow (12 January) will mark one year since a huge fire broke out at Nottingham train station causing millions of pounds of damage.

It's believed it was started deliberately.

Passengers were forced to evacuate just before the morning rush hour.

It started in a toilet block and spread rapidly to the main concourse and the roof.

It led to a major evacuation of passengers Credit: PA

Some 60 firefighters tackled the blaze with specialist equipment and it took until the afternoon for them to bring it under control.

A 33-year-old woman was arrested in Derby on suspicion of arson but was later released under investigation. No other arrests or charges have been made.

The fire caused major disruption to rail passengers Credit: PA

The fire caused widespread travel disruption across the city's transport network.

Trains to the airport from Nottingham, Lincoln and Leicester were cancelled on the Friday morning and East Midlands Trains advised people not to travel "unless it is absolutely necessary", saying trains "cannot run to/from Nottingham".

The fire also disrupted the journeys of many airline passengers booked on flights to or from East Midlands Airport.

Since the fire last January, we have been working tirelessly to investigate the devastating fire at Nottingham station.

The early assessment on the day of the fire was that this was started deliberately, and we standby that assessment.

As a result of the blaze, the CCTV hard drive were very badly damaged. Understandably, CCTV is a vital line of enquiry and therefore we have spent many months working with specialist digital forensic teams to recover this essential evidence.

This work has now been completed and we are now finalising our investigation. It has revealed new lines of enquiry which are being pursued.

– DI Graville Sellers, British Transport Police