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Man Arrested in Connection With Sherburn-In-Elmet Tyre Fire

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5:32pm 21st January 2014

Police investigating a fire at a tyre factory in Sherburn-In-Elmet have arrested and bailed a 51 year old man.

North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and other agencies, have begun a joint investigation into the cause of the fire at the Newgen recycling plant at Sherburn in Elmet which was reported to the authorities just after 8.30am lastThursday.

Office say investigations are in the early stages but confirmed a 51-year-old local man had been arrested in connection with the investigation and following questioning he was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Firefighters are expected to remain on site for the next couple of weeks. Investigators say the fire is reducing in size and the smoke plume is now much lighter in colour and dispersing in the wind.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for York CID.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140008472 when providing details about this incident.

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