Man arrested in connection with factory fire in Belper

A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a disused factory in Belper.

Emergency services were contacted at around 3.30pm on Friday (May, 10) following reports of an explosion and fire at the former Thornton’s factory on Derwent Street.

The 19-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (May, 11) in connection with the fire and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Investigations between police and the fire service are continuing.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.