Further arrest made in connection with fire Calcot

Alert message sent 04/08/2022 11:59:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police continues its investigation following a fire that happened on Thursday (28/7).
At just before 11.50pm officers were alerted to a large fire, which affected several properties in Red Cottage Drive.
On arrival, colleagues from Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service were on scene tackling the fire, which has left three properties severely damaged and has also affected other properties.
Residents in the area were evacuated to Calcot Infants School, which was set up as an emergency triage centre.
The fire was brought under control and extinguished in the early hours of Friday (29/7) morning and nobody was seriously injured, although a number of people were treated at the scene by South Central Ambulance Service.
Officers have now made a further arrest of a woman from Reading on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She has been bailed until 31 August 2022.
A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of arson has been released under investigation.
 Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Stuart Streeter of CID based at Newbury police station, said: “We are continuing our investigation into this incident and have made another arrest in connection with this incident.
“We are still appealing for the public’s help in our investigation and are particularly keen for anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the incident to please upload it to our online page.
“Or if anyone has any other information please call 101 quoting reference 43220335883.
Or if you do not wish to speak to police but have information you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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Gareth Ford-Lloyd (Police, Media Officer, Thames Valley)

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