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WATCH: Police give more details on Truro merry-go-round fire

WATCH: Police give more details on Truro merry-go-round fire

Published by Emma Carton at 6:18am 2nd October 2018.

Police are waiting to interview a man over the fire that destroyed a much-loved merry-go-round in Truro.

He is from Plymouth and came forward voluntarily, but no arrests have been made.

The attraction had been on Lemon Quay for years and was often packed with children.

However, the ride was burnt to the ground at the end of August and officers suspect arson.

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Police are waiting to interview a man over the fire that destroyed a merry-go-round in Truro

Firefighters were called to the piazza in the early hours of one Friday morning, following a string of 999 calls.

Crews from Truro, Perranporth and Tolvaddon were all scrambled to the scene.

"A man from Plymouth has contacted officers in relation to the merry-go-round fire in Truro; he will be voluntarily attending a station for interview in the coming days.

"At this time, no arrests have been made in connection to this crime and enquiries continue".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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A man from Plymouth, who will be interviewed by police over the Truro merry-go-round fire, came forward voluntarily

In a statement at the time, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze developed "very quickly".

"At 2.41am our Critical Control Centre received a number of 999 calls reporting a large fire in the centre of the city.

"The initial call stated that a merry-go-round was smoking badly.

"Two appliances from Truro Fire Station were mobilised with a wholetime fire officer.

"Our CCTV operator monitored the fire develop very quickly and a further appliance was mobilised from Tolvaddon Fire Station due to the size and nature of materials on fire.

"Devon and Cornwall Police also attended this incident as arson is suspected.

"A fire investigation will take place later in the morning".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

A fundraising campaign is trying to raise £20,000 to replace the much-loved attraction: Read more.

Watch the moment the attraction burst into flames...

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