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Attempted murder arrest after woman seriously injured in Nottingham house fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a fire broke out at a property in Nottingham.

Emergency services were called to a house fire in Forster Street on Friday 1 March just after 5pm.

A woman, in her 40s, is in a critical condition in hospital.

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody.

Detectives investigating the incident are now appealing for the public’s help especially anyone who has any mobile phone or dash cam footage before or after the fire broke out.

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The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while officers carry out an extensive investigation.

Detective Inspector Amy Revill, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We are currently treating this incident as arson and have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

“Our thoughts are very much with the victim and her family who is currently in hospital in what has been described as a critical condition.

“We are working extremely hard to build up a picture of what has happened. We know there was quite a few people at the scene on Friday.

“We have already spoken to a number of people as part of our investigation.

“However, we are aware that some people had captured the incident on their mobile phone.

“We would very much like to speak to those people as this could very much help with our investigation. Anyone with dash cam footage from the area before, during or after the fire broke out are also being urged to come forward.

“We know this incident will have alarmed the local community and there will be an increased presence in the area. If you have any concerns, then please do talk to one of our officers.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider public.”

Anyone with information or has any mobile phone or dash cam footage from the incident are being asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 0584 of 1 March 2024 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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