STAFFORDSHIRE police have confirmed that they have arrested a man in relation to the fire at Mile Oak’s George Bryan Centre.
Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 9.00pm yesterday evening (Monday 11 February) when the fire was initially reported.
Staffordshire Police confirmed shortly before 1.00am this morning (Tuesday) that they had detained a 43-year-old man from Tamworth in connection to the blaze.
READ MORE: See our timeline of the incident
Fortunatley, there have been no reports of injuries at the scene. It has been confirmed that all patients and staff got out of the building safely.
#Update A 43-year-old man, from Tamworth, has been detained on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at the George Bryan Medical Centre in Tamworth last night. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 101, quoting 796 of 11 February. pic.twitter.com/K5fb6HTmac
— Staffordshire Police (@StaffsPolice) February 12, 2019
The George Bryan Centre offers inpatient support for patients suffering from mental ill-health and sits in the grounds of Sir Robert Peel Hospital, off Watling Street.
The site is run by the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who have not commented on the situation at this time.
Our thoughts are with all involved and we wish all the patients the best at this time.