Man arrested in connection with school fire.

A thirty year old man has been arrested by Police in connection with the fire at Stafford Junior School on November 15th. ( See our report on 16th November).

The cause of the fire is believed to be arson and the man is being detained for questioning in connection with starting the fire deliberately.

 Detective Constable Jon Moore said “The investigation is moving at pace as we try to piece together the evidence in this case.

We will share what we can when we are in a position to do so but would like to re-assure the community that we are doing everything to solve the case.”

The school in Ringwood Road ( pictured) remains closed after the extensive damage caused by the fire, but hopes to re-open on December 7th.