Update – Two people arrested in connection with fire

Two men arrested following a large fire in Bury St Edmunds have been released from custody pending further enquiries.

Police were contacted by the fire service around 5pm on Friday 29 September, to reports of a blaze at a retail premises in Angel Hill, where at least a dozen fire engines had been sent.

A 22-year-old man from Stowmarket and a 23-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area were arrested on suspicion of arson and, after receiving hospital treatment for smoke inhalation, were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. They have now been released under investigation.

No one else is believed to have been harmed, however the building has been destroyed as a result of the fire and properties adjacent to the shop also sustained smoke damage.

Angel Hill remains closed to westbound traffic only (affecting motorists travelling from Eastgate Street) as fire crew assess the structural safety of the building. It is expected to fully reopen around lunchtime tomorrow, Sunday 1 October; however, it is open to pedestrians.