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Three arrested after Western Greyhound bus depot fire in Newquay

By WBKatri  |  Posted: July 23, 2013

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TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire that ripped through a bus depot destroying £1.5 million worth of vehicles and equipment in Newquay.

UPDATE: 24/07/2013: 8.15am: A third man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

The 26-year-old man was arrested in Bristol yesterday, Tuesday, July 23, and has also been released on police bail until December 16.

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire that ripped through a bus depot destroying £1.5 million worth of vehicles and equipment in Newquay.

Fire crews from across mid-Cornwall were called to the blaze at the Western Greyhound bus depot at Summercourt at about 1am on May 13.

Two new £100,000 double decker buses were among the 34 destroyed in the inferno, which left neighbours terrified as fireballs exploded in the sky.

Yesterday two men from Bristol, aged 43 and 18, were arrested by Devon and Cornwall officers.

They were interviewed at Launceston police station and have been released on police bail until December 16 pending further enquiries.

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