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Man held over car fire suspicion
9:15pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after a car was gutted by fire on a residential street in Ilkley.
Firefighters tackled the blaze which damaged a Volswagen Polo car on Dean Street yesterday.
A fire engine from Ilkley was called to the scene at around 10.30am. Police confirmed they had arrested a man on Friday and were questioning him.
Early reports suggest the fire also damaged a nearby telecommunications box.
Nearby resident, Bryan Robinson, witnessed the blaze.
He said: “I was sitting in my office when I heard a bang, looking out of the window I could see a fire had started up Dean Street, I walked up and saw it was a car on fire, another local resident called the Fire Department.”