Man arrested after Durrington house fire as 'cannabis plants' found

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

A man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis following a house fire in Durrington yesterday (Tuesday, March 27).

Crews were called to tackle a fire which had broken out in the loft of a two storey house in Salvington Road at 12.44pm, a spokesman said.

Emergency services at the scene

Emergency services at the scene

The road was closed by police while six crews, as well as specialist appliances, worked to extinguish the blaze.

Police confirmed a 51-year-old Worthing man was arrested after a number of plants believed to be cannabis were found in the property.

He was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis before he was detained, questioned and accepted a caution, police said.

An investigation into the fire found it was of accidental ignition, a spokesman from the fire service confirmed.

Emergency services at the scene

Emergency services at the scene

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