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Third man arrested in connection with Western Greyhound depot arson

By tobymeyjes  |  Posted: July 24, 2013

A third man has been arrested in connection with the arson attack at the Western Greyhound bus depot

A third man has been arrested in connection with the arson attack at the Western Greyhound bus depot

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a blaze at one of Cornwall's major bus companies destroyed a third of its vehicles.

The man, 26, was arrested in Bristol yesterday by officers investigating the fire at the Western Greyhound depot, at Summercourt, near Newquay, in the early hours of May 13.

The arrest followed that of two further men, aged 43 and 18, in Bristol on Monday, who were later interviewed at Launceston police station.

The trio have now been released on police bail until December 16 pending further inquiries.

At the time of the incident, bus company bosses said they were "devastated" by the fire which, fanned by the wind, tore quickly through a large portion of the Western Greyhound fleet, including two new £100,000 double deckers and four park-and-ride buses for Truro.

The estimated cost of replacing the 35 damaged buses was thought to be around £1.5 million.

The damage to the fleet caused huge disruption to bus services in Cornwall, which are run largely by Western Greyhound and First.

At one stage as many as a third of the bus routes in Cornwall had experienced some sort of disruption due to the blaze, although services did run as normal in Devon.

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