Tamworth hospital: Suspect, 43, held over George Bryan Centre fire

The fire at the George Bryant CentreImage copyright Bradley Stokes
Image caption All patients and staff have been transferred to other centres, police say

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a “severe” blaze broke at a mental health centre in Staffordshire.

The 43-year-old, from Tamworth, was detained over the fire in the George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in the town.

There were no reports of casualties in the fire, which broke out at about 21:15 GMT on Monday.

“All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the centre,” Staffordshire Police said.

“The area remains closed whilst the fire service to continue to control the fire.”

An appeal has been made for witnesses to come forward with information about the fire at the centre, in Plantation Lane, Mile Oak.

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