Arrest over suspected arson attack on Bicester care home

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

A MAN has been arrested over a suspected arson attack at a care home in Bicester in the early hours of this morning.

Patrolling police officers discovered the fire in a bin shelter at the Fane House care home in St John’s Street at about 1.20am.

Firefighters were called out to deal with the blaze and, following an initial investigation, the fire is being treated as arson.

A 22-year-old man was arrested nearby and remains in police custody.

Elderly residents were kept together in a communal room for their safety, and none were injured in the incident.