Man arrested on suspicion of arson in Bush Fair

Crime / Tue 5th Dec 2023 at 05:34pm

A MAN has been arrested as part of an investigation into a fire which took place in Harlow. 

Emergency services were called to North House, in Bush Fair, shortly before 8.40pm last night, Monday 4 December, to reports of a fire in building. 

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent widespread damage however the building’s occupants have been, unfortunately, been displaced.

As a result of enquires, a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson. He remains in custody being questioned. 

Alongside investigators from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, the scene is being forensically examined and a specialist electrical contractor will assess the damage to the building’s electrics. 

A spokesperson said: “We have spoken to a number of people to obtain their witness accounts and we’re continuing to build a picture of the minutes leading up to, and after, the incident. 

We need anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious behaviour to get in touch. 

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

“Please cite crime incident 1064 of 4 December”.  

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16 Comments for Man arrested on suspicion of arson in Bush Fair:

2023-12-05 18:08:43

Perharps now the council will fit the door properly.,it’s too easy to vandalise been on at them for months

2023-12-05 19:04:28

I bet it was Dean Arnold again

Margaret Franklin
2023-12-05 19:35:18

My son tried reporting something that happened to him and his girlfriend on Sunday over bush fair, but could not get through on 101 and on the website it was not classed as an emergency (violent behaviour by a well built man that appears to be on drugs and alcohol) he was literally in there faces shouting “you need to protect women and children” and waving his arms around,they put there heads down to ignore him and he followed them until he came across someone else sitting on a bench.

2023-12-05 20:00:18

Reported that door so many times! Was repaired and damaged again within a week!!!

2023-12-05 20:56:28

Anonymous who's Dean Arnold, is he the bald guy who's always drunk and where's shorts?

James Hicks
2023-12-06 12:21:57

Hopefully they question the suspect on previous arson incident in the area , like the one that killed my sister and left my friend with life changing injuries in sherwood house. 04.05.04 REMAINS UNSOLVED !!!

2023-12-06 12:46:46

I will never forget that fire in Sherwood house and truly heartbreaking that your sister died in that fire James Hicks. Really sad and i cannot believe the case remains unsolved,really feel for you and your family.It must be unbearable for you all and your poor friend,truly heartbreaking.x

Jo Carrington
2023-12-06 13:02:02

James Hicks i am so sorry to hear that no culprit has been found!!!! I remember the horrific story about the couple being trapped inside. RIP to your sister X

2023-12-07 22:04:44

Same as all those poor children and their mother who perished in the barn mead fire, arson is a despicable crime, no one was ever brought to justice over that, poor kerry youngs and that young lad who was left so badly injured after sherwood house.🙏

2023-12-08 10:37:19

James hicks, they arrested the people that done it but couldn't prove there guilt. It was them.

2023-12-10 06:46:02

They're saying that they won't be able to get it fixed, till possibly mid Feb next year. * Rolling my eyes. Are there's no decent electricians around anymore? Is it because all of their buddies are away on holiday, till next year ? Is there not another competent electrical company they can hire to do the work? The insurance company needs to keep an eye on this one. Could this be an attempt to get more money out of the insurance company? Possibly fraudulently inflating the claim? Maybe in future, the council will use the rent to maintain the property. As it's supposed to. Perhaps now, the money that the tennants pay EVERY MONTH for the door entry management system, will now get used to maintain the door entry system? * Instead of the money just going into someone's pocket, for a service that they haven't been providing. Had the door entrance system been maintained (as paid for), whoever did this, wouldn't have been able to gain entry to the building in the first place.

2023-12-12 07:26:28

When you have no electricity, but the gas supply is still there, so they're still taking their daily standing charge for gas you can't use. That's when you know that the energy companies are taking the p!$$. Because there is still a supply of gas to the flat, you still have to pay for it. Seriously. Regardless of the fact that you can't use it. That, they don't care about. They just want their money. So ... remember to keep your gas meter in credit, although you can't use it. Or you'll have a debt to pay. It's disgusting.

2023-12-17 20:00:04

I lived next door to the flat at sherwood house was targeted me and my son was so lucky that night we stayed at my boyfriends house that night it really annoys me that that bloke is still walking about I knew the man that has been left in hospital after this iv known him all my life it’s horrific that it’s still unsolved

2023-12-18 20:16:18

To the above comment who is that person you believed did this that apparently is still walking about

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2023-12-18 20:30:02

It's very crucial who are you stating did this who is still walking the streets

2023-12-19 16:44:04

It's not fair to have an innocent man in prison if the person who actually done it is still walking the streets like you have just said above so would be worth saying who this person is as your right he should not be still walking the streets

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