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Second man arrested over Lincolnshire hall arson

A 20-year-old man from the Grimsby area has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire at the derelict Beech Grove Hall in Manby this week.

As previously reported, emergency services were called to the property on Sunday evening (September 30) and fire crews from across the county including Louth, North Somercotes, Alford, Mabletherpe, Spilsby, Horncastle, Market Rasen and Lincoln attended.

There was severe damage by fire to the three story derelict building on Park Lane and Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue previously confirmed that the fire was started deliberately.

An 18-year-old man from the Grimsby area was previously arrested on suspicion of arson and kept in custody.

A second man, aged 20, also from the Grimsby area has also been arrested on suspicion of arson and both he and the 18-year-old have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information relating to this incident should call police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 334 of September 30.

It can also be reported through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.