Man detained after ‘severe’ fire breaks out at mental health centre

A man has been detained on suspicion of arson after a fire ripped through a mental health facility.

The 43-year-old was held as firefighters tackled the “severe” blaze which broke out at the George Bryan Medical Centre, part of Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, in Tamworth, on Monday night.

Staffordshire Police said the suspect, from Tamworth, had been detained and appealed for information from witnesses.

Some 10 crews from Staffordshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire fire services were deployed as fire took hold at the facility, prompting the evacuation of nearly a dozen…
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