18-year-old man arrested after series of farm fires
Date of alert:
Thursday, 20 January 2022
An 18-year-old man has been arrested following a spate of barn and hay bale fires on farms across East Sussex.
The fires were deliberately set targeting roadside barn and hay bale stocks at farms in Beddingham, Alfriston, Tarring Neville and Litlington, between 2 and 7 November 2021.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (8 January) on suspicion of committing arson and conspiracy to commit arson.
Sussex Police's Rural Crime Team said he had been interviewed and released under investigation while enquiries continue.