Emergency Services were called to Guildhall Square in Portsmouth this evening after a fire was deliberately started during a public order incident.
The incident happened just before 11pm Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire involving a large pile of rubbish bags.
Police officers also attended the incident after threats were made to throw a young female on to the fire after she attempted to extinguish it.
Bystanders have said they saw a man set fire to a load of rubbish bags in the middle of Guildhall Square. The man than started to threatened and to set fire to a female when she tried to put it out, the man then poured alcohol on the fire to increase the inferno.”