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Man arrested after fire at house in Westergate

A man has been arrested after a fire at a house in Chichester but police are still appealing for information.

Around 6.20am on Thursday (April 22), emergency services were called to reports of a fire at a house in St Richards Road, Westergate.

No one was present inside the address, and no one was injured. The fire was found to have been started deliberately.

Police attended and after carrying out a number of fast-time enquiries, arrested a man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and possession of a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.

He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.

Anyone who saw what happened, witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area or who has any other information is asked to contact the police.

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