A man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack on Havering Town Hall in Romford.

Officers from Metropolitan Police’s East Area BCU were called alongside London Fire Brigade to a fire at the building in Main Road at around 9.55pm on Monday (May 20).

Two fire engines from Romford and Harold Hill fire stations attended the scene.

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A ground floor office was found partially damaged by the blaze, the brigade said, and there were no reports of any injuries.

The fire was contained within an hour by 10.24pm and the Met Police said that it appeared to have been started deliberately.

An investigation was launched and a man was arrested by officers. He currently remains in police custody.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

The incident comes roughly a month after another incident which saw windows at the town hall damaged on April 29. 

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell had described that incident as "mindless vandalism" and a "despicable thing to do".