A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a series of bin fires across Brighton.

Police attended the scene of a blaze at a bin on the footpath in Richmond Terrace with crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue on Friday night

However, during an area search by police, another bin fire was found in Morley Street.

As the service dealt with both incidents, further fires were discovered near the junction of Pavilion Street, Trinity Street and Kingswood Street.

A man was stopped on Pavilion Parade at 12.45am in the early hours of Saturday (October 16) and was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The man remains in custody and investigations are ongoing.

The news comes as waste disposal contractors begin clearing side waste from the worst affected areas of the city, as well as from bin storerooms. The council said that fires at overflowing communal bins posed "serious concerns around public health and safety."

Anyone with information is asked to report online or call 101, quoting serial 1639 of 15/10.

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