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Teen arrested after fires in Hayle

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: September 05, 2012

The fire service attending a previous incident on Fore Street in Hayle in 2011

Police have arrested a female teenager in connection with a spate of bin fires in Hayle on Tuesday night.

Police officers were called to the scene at 3.50am by the fire service who were attending a number of bin fires near to The Cornubia Inn in Copperhouse.

Inspector Jean Philips said: “We have arrested an 18-year-old female who is in custody at the moment. It is reassuring that someone is in custody but it is too early to say anything else.”

One appliance from Camborne fire station was called to Fore Street, where the crew found two wheelie bins alight, which were extinguished using a high pressure hose reel jet.

A statement from the fire service said: “Whilst at this incident another bin was found alight in the immediate vicinity, which was again extinguished using a hose reel. In a short space of time the crew were sent to a paper recycling bin in the car park off Commercial Road in Hayle, which was well alight and was again extinguished using a high pressure hose reel.”

Police are appealing for anyone who has any information about the fires to come forward and call 101, quoting crime number AY-12-749.

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