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No Charges following Arson Teen Arrest in Shanklin

seven rescued after arson attack in shanklin block of flats

A teenager who was arrested by Police on suspicion of arson following a fire in Shanklin in February has been told he is no longer under investigation. The 18 year old was arrested by Police after
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Forty Fire fighters spent most of the night with specialist aerial ladder platform tackling the blaze that broke out in the early hours of the morning in a block of flats on Victoria Avenue
Fire ripped through the property and seven people had to be treated by medics with some being left homeless as a result of the blaze. A second man a 39 year old who is understood to have been treated for smoke inhalation remains on bail on suspicion of the arson attack.