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Arson arrest after man starts fire inside a Queen’s Medical Centre toilet

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a small fire broke out at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Police were called to a report of a male setting fire to toilet paper inside a locked cubicle.

Security guards forced entry and put the fire out before detaining the suspect.

Officers arrived and arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Tuesday (21 May).

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Chief Inspector Anwaar Ahmed, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Arson can have catastrophic consequences and put lives at risk which is why we treat incidents like this with such seriousness.

“Thankfully, the incident was quickly contained after security staff and police swiftly responded.

“The suspect remains in custody for questioning.”

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