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Men arrested in connection with Hornchurch explosion bailed

PUBLISHED: 09:58 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:52 20 February 2017

A member of the emergency services at the scene of an explosion at a building in Hornchurch. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

A member of the emergency services at the scene of an explosion at a building in Hornchurch. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

PA Wire/PA Images/Victoria Jones

The two men who were arrested in connection with the explosion at a Hornchurch block of flats have been bailed.

Police were called to Southend Arterial Road on January 23 at 5.14pm to reports of an explosion at the Bridge Point block of flats.

Officers, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Both were taken to an east London hospital for treatment to injuries sustained in the incident.

One 33-year-old-man has since been discharged from hospital and has been bailed pending further enquires to a date in early March.

A 38-year-old-man [B] was discharged from hospital on January 30, interviewed by detectives the same day and has been bailed to return to a police station on a date in late March.

At this stage, officers are unable to confirm the cause of the explosion but enquiries are underway and officers continue to liaise with the London Fire Brigade.

Detectives continue to appeal for information following the explosion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Havering police on 101 or you can contact police via Twitter @MetCC

You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.

Enquiries continue.


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