Pictures: ‘Arson’ damaged Hove nursery

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell
Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

These photographs show the extent of the damage caused by a fire at a children’s nursery in Hove last night.

Police have confirmed a 54-year-old local man has been arrested and that the incident, at Palmeira Avenue, is being treated as suspected arson.

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

It was announced this morning by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service that an investigation will take place today following the fire which started around 9pm.

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Palmeira Avenue fire treated as suspected arson. Pic: Eddie Mitchell