An Albanian man, suspected to have entered the country illegally, was arrested at the scene of a fire in Whitton.

London Fire Brigade was called to a fire in Whitton Waye on March 8 at 11.10am.

A bungalow and garage were destroyed in the blaze, which 72 firefighters and ten engines attended.

Police arrested a man at the scene.

A spokesman said: “Police were called by London Fire Brigade at approximately 11.25am to reports of a fire at a residential premises in Whitton Waye, Whitton.

“LFB dealt with the blaze.

“Whilst on the scene, a 29-year-old man from Albania was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference. Due to information received by officers whilst he was in custody, he was further arrested for illegal entry into the UK.

“There were no reports of any injuries.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.