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Children arrested following Poltimore House fire

Boys questioned on suspicion of arson

Two children have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a historic manor house on the outskirts of Exeter.

The blaze, overnight between Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April, left the property severely damaged.

It's thought to have been started deliberately.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, were taken into custody on Wednesday and subsequently released on police bail until 4 July while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information, who hasn’t yet spoken to police, is asked to call 101 using reference number 50240083403.

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