A man been arrested after a number of small fires were set around New Malden High Street last night.

Firefighters said engines from several stations had to be called at about midnight in order to keep up with the fires, started in wheelie bins.

White watch manager Guy Peliham from New Malden fire station said: “There were three fire engines dealing with this number of different fires.

“Something in the region of half a dozen upwards.

“The fires themselves were smaller fires and quite easily dealt with.”

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