Man arrested after Lord Williams's Lower School fire

A-23-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and bailed following an arson attack on Lord Williams's Lower School which destroyed the school's drama block.

Police are appealing for witnesses after 65 firefighters from across the area, who were called to the blaze at 9.42pm on Saturday, June 30, battled to save the main school building.

Det Con Debs Goff, investigating the incident; said: "There were several people walking through the area at the time the fire started and I appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact me.

"We believe there may have been more than one person involved in the arson and if you have information then please come forward.

"We are thoroughly investigating the incident and there may be more arrests to follow."

Head teacher, David Wybron said: "The drama studio is gutted and there has been damage to the changing rooms in the hall building, but the main hall was saved due to the skills of the fire crews that attended. They did a remarkable job.

"Initially it was a shock but people are being very professional and business like and are focussed on getting things back to normal as quickly as possible."

The Lower School has remained closed today but will keep parents informed via BBC Radio Oxford, Fox FM, and the Thame Gazette and school websites.

Please can anyone with information contact police via: 08458 505 505, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.

Did you witness the fire? Do you have pictures or video?

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