A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after emergency services rushed to a fire in Slough.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service called police to a fire in a flat on King Edward Street at around 4.50am on Wednesday, February 28.

The fire service extinguished the fire and no one was injured.

Thames Valley Police have made two arrests in connection to the incident - a 47-year-old man from Slough and a 14-year-old boy from Hayes.

They have both been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. They have both been released on police bail until May 24.

Investigating officer Police Staff Investigator Rina Sahota, based at Slough police station, said: “Fortunately, nobody was injured by the fire; however, this took place in a residential area so it could have been much worse.

“I understand there may be some concern caused by the nature of the incident but please be assured there is not thought to be any further risk to the wider public.

“We have made two arrests in relation to the investigation, which is ongoing.

“I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about this arson to please come forward.

“If you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43240093324.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”