Three youths arrested in connection with derelict Clifton school fire

The fire sent a huge plume of smoke over Clifton. (Photo: Sam Koczalski)

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in a derelict school building in Clifton.

The former Fairham Community College in Farnborough Road was significantly damaged by fire at about 7:50pm on Tuesday (May 9).

Police arrested three boys, aged 15, 14, and 13, on suspicion of arson yesterday (May 10) in connection with the incident.

They have each been released under investigation.

Around 40 firefighters were involved in the tackling the fire. No-one was hurt in the incident, but residents were asked to close their doors and windows due to the thick black smoke.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 818 of May 9 2017, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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