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Teen arson suspect in fire at Delphi factory in Sudbury bailed again as police enquiries continue





A teenage boy suspected of starting a huge fire at a disused factory in Suffolk has been rebailed by police.

The fire at the Delphi factory in Newton Road, Sudbury - a site spanning 22-acres - broke out at about 5pm on May 28.

At its height crews from Sudbury, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Haverhill, and Hadleigh were at the scene with additional support from Essex Fire & Rescue Service, which attended with crews from Halstead and Colchester.

Nearly 20 fire crews attended the blaze at the derelict Newton Road factory. Picture: Joe Collins
Nearly 20 fire crews attended the blaze at the derelict Newton Road factory. Picture: Joe Collins

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was subsequently bailed to return on July 6.

Police have now said that the teenager has been bailed again until July 27.

Delphi Diesel Systems closed the site in 2020 with hundreds of job losses.

Last month, the owner of the site revealed that he had £40 million plans to bring it back into use.