Man arrested following flat fire

A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is being questioned after police were called to an address in South Terrace, Littlehampton, shortly before 11pm last night where a top-floor flat was on fire.

Its two occupants and other residents within the four-storey building were safely evacuated while West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the blaze.

Littlehampton Leisure Centre was used to provide an overnight refuge for those displaced by the fire.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting serial 1533 of 25/3.