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Man escapes home after suspected arson attack

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack forced a man to evacuate his home.

Emergency services were called to the property in Parkland Close, Mansfield, at around 11.10pm last night (13 January) after receiving reports of a house being well alight.

It’s believed the fire began inside a back room of the property before a man inside was forced to leave as it spread throughout the house.

No-one is believed to have been injured during the incident.

Officers are now urging anyone who has any information on what happened or any CCTV footage to come forward.

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Detective Sergeant Andy Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are continuing to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of this incident and are working closely with colleagues in Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to establish exactly how the fire began.

“On our arrival one occupant had safely evacuated the property and thankfully no-one was injured as a result of the incident.

“Residents in the area may see an increased police presence over the coming days providing reassurance and advice following this incident.

“We would like to urge anyone who may have witnessed the fire or has any information, no matter how small, to get in touch with us as it may help our enquiries.”

Anyone who has any information or CCTV footage is asked to call 101, quoting incident 762 of 13 January 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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