Cops at Gatwick Airport have held a man in connection with a fatal arson attack that killed a mother and her four-year-old son.
A 29-year-old man from East Sussex was held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder as he re-entered the UK from abroad, police said today.
It is the fifth detention in connection with the deaths of Gina Ingles, 34, and her son Milo Ingles-Bailey.
They fell after a blaze in Croxden Way, Eastbourne, on July 10, 2018.
Gina’s partner Toby Jarrett, 27, was also in the home at the time of the fire but managed to leave through a first-floor window.
The jailed man, from St Leonards, was met by police at Gatwick airport on January 15.
He was examined and was subsequently released on bail until February 13 while interrogations continue.
Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, stated:
“This arrest is connected to the arrests made in December and is a significant development in the search.
“We remain to pursue those responsible for this and will do so relentlessly on behalf of Gina and Milo’s family, who remain to grieve for the loss of their daughter and grandson.
“I’d like to appreciate the community for their continued support and help anyone with any information that could assist us in finding those accountable for this horrific crime to please come forward.
In December police detained a 41-year-old man from Hastings on suspicion of manslaughter and a 28-year-old man from Eastbourne on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Both were quizzed by police and subsequently released under investigation while inquiries proceed.