Police arrest man in connection with Luton Airport car park fire

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By Linsey McNeill
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Police investigating a fire in Luton Airport’s multi-story car park, which led to the cancellation of more than 200 flights, have confirmed they arrested a man several days after the incident.

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said the man, in his 30s, had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

He has since been released on bail while the police investigation continues.

The spokesperson said: “Police arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of criminal damage in connection to their investigation into a significant fire in a car park at London Luton Airport on Tuesday (10 October).

“We are carrying out a thorough and diligent investigation into all potential lines of enquiry, as should be expected after such a major event.

“The man has been released on bail while our enquiries continue.”

The fire, which broke out on level three of the multi-storey car park, is believed to have started in a diesel vehicle, which spread rapidly, destroying more than 1,400 cars.

Flights had to be grounded for around 18 hours from the evening of 11 October to the afternoon of the 12th while firefighters tackled the blaze.

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