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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 May, 2003, 11:05 GMT 12:05 UK
Three arrests in school arson case
Three teenage girls from south Essex have been arrested on suspicion of arson.

It follows a number of suspicious fires at Southend High School for Girls.

The students - two aged 15, and one aged 14, from the Thorpe Bay and Hadleigh areas - have been questioned by officers from Shoebury police station.

Essex Police said the girls were questioned about the fire at the Southend High School for Girls in Southchurch Boulevard on 1 May.

The girls have been released on police bail until 27 August, pending further inquiries.


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