Police have arrested a man in connection with a devastating car fire that broke out at Luton Aiport.
The huge blaze saw up to 1,500 motors go up in flames, which were left unsalvageable, while flights at the airport were grounded during the incident at the £20m multi-storey on Tuesday October 10.
Bedfordshire Police said that a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage last week. He has been released on bail while enquiries continue.
One hundred firefighters spent 12 hours battling the inferno at the airport’s Terminal Car Park Two when it was engulfed by flames and caved in just before 9pm.
Investigators believed the blaze was started when a diesel car, thought to be a Range Rover, suffered an electrical fault or leaking fuel line.
Police have arrested a man in connection with a devastating car fire that broke out at Luton Aiport
The huge blaze saw up to 1,500 motors go up in flames, which were left unsalvageable
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: ‘Police last week arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of criminal damage in connection to their investigation into a significant fire in a car park at London Luton Airport on Tuesday (10 October).
‘We are carrying out a thorough and diligent investigation into all potential lines of enquiry, as should be expected after such a major event.
‘The man has been released on bail while our enquiries continue.’
The airport said it had provided the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) with the registration details of 1,405 vehicles and, along with its parking provider APCOA, it had responded to almost 16,500 customer queries since the fire.
The multi-story was left extensively damaged by the fire, with the wrecks of cars piled up within the blackened structure.
Engineers warned that the car park, which was built in 2019, is structurally unsafe after it partially collapsed and it is now likely to be demolished.