Two arrested after fire at a block of flats in Rochdale

Date published: 09 September 2019

A man and woman have been arrested following a fire at a block of flats in Rochdale. 

Shortly after 1am on Monday 9th September 2019, police were contacted by the fire service regarding a fire in a fifth floor flat at Mardyke on College Bank Way. 

A 57-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious burns which are thought to be life-threatening. Six other residents were treated for smoke inhalation. 

A scene is in places as police continue their enquiries. 

The man, aged 42, and woman, aged 30, have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and remain in custody for questioning. 

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8441, quoting incident number 0135 of 09/9/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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