Man arrested on suspicion of arson following incident in Liverpool City Centre
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We have arrested a man following a suspected arson in Liverpool City Centre in the early hours of this morning, Monday 4 October.
At around 1.40am, officers on patrol became aware of smoke coming from a building on Brownlow Hill, formerly the bar Smokie Mo's. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) remain in attendance. A man was detained nearby.
Road closures remain in place. Please avoid the area where possible.
A 22-year-old man of no fixed abode was detained on suspicion of arson and has been taken into custody for questioning.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact us via @MerPolCC or anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 21000687770.