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mrtbinfireFire crews have tackled a large bin fire overnight outside a popular Shanklin takeaway.

Emergency services were alerted the incident shortly after 01:30 to reports of  a bin well alight outside Mr T’s takeaway in Atherley Road, Shanklin.

Upon arrival, crews discovered a member of the public had already started to extinguish the blaze with a portable fire extinguisher.

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mrtshanklinfireIt is understood street furniture and part of the building’s fascia and roof has been damaged.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – Police have today confirmed the blaze is being treated as suspicious.

Two 13-year-old boys have been questioned on suspicion of arson and have both been bailed until next Wednesday pending further enquiries.

A third suspect, believed to be running away from the scene towards Shanklin Train Station, is yet to be located.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Newport CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Photographs thanks to Island Echo Twitter follower @FlukeKas and Martin Linnenbruger


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