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Man arrested as part of moorland fire investigation

Posted on 25th July 2017

We have arrested a man on suspicion of setting a moorland fire.

The 45-year-old Buxton man has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

At around 2pm on Saturday, March 25, moorland was set alight near Buxton, between the A537 and the Goyt Valley, near to Derbyshire Bridge.

The fire caused damage to a large area of moorland and we released an image of a man we wanted to speak to as part of the investigation.

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