Uckfield fire – three now on bail

Update on Monday, September 17: The three teenagers have been ‘re-bailed’ until September 30 while police inquiries continue.

Three people arrested on suspicion of arson following the major fire in Uckfield High Street on Sunday night have been released on bail.

A man aged 18 and two 17-year-old boys, all from Uckfield, were arrested yesterday (Tuesday) and questioned.

They have now been released on bail until September 15 while further inquiries are carried out.

Sussex Police in a statement said at around 11pm on Sunday a fire was started behind the charity shop Sense in Uckfield High Street. The fire caused significant damage to several buildings and meant that nearby residents were evacuated.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the fire and anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Fullstop.


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