Police at Gatwick Airport have arrested a man in connection with a fatal arson attack that claimed the lives of a mother and her four-year-old son.

A 29-year-old man from East Sussex was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder as he re-entered the UK from overseas, police announced on Thursday.

It is the fifth arrest in connection with the tragic deaths of Gina Ingles, 34, and her son Milo Ingles-Bailey.

They died after a blaze in Croxden Way, Eastbourne, on July 10 2018.

Ms Ingles' partner Toby Jarrett, 27, was also in the house at the time of the fire, but managed to escape through a first floor window.

Gina Ingles, 34, her son Milo Ingles, 4, who died in a house fire in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with Toby Jarrett her partner who managed to escape the blaze


The arrested man, from St Leonards, was met by officers at the Sussex airport on January 15.

He was interviewed and was subsequently released on bail until 13 February while inquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: "This arrest is linked to the arrests made in December and is a significant development in the investigation.

The fire in Willingdon, Eastbourne started in the early hours of the morning. Pictured police officers and forensic experts at the scene


"We continue to pursue those responsible for this, and will do so relentlessly on behalf of Gina and Milo's family, who continue to grieve for the loss of their daughter and grandson.


"I'd like to thank the community for their continued support, and encourage anyone with any information that could assist us to find those responsible for this horrific crime to please come forward.

Police launched a murder investigation after the death of two Mrs Ingles and her son


"Help us achieve justice for a four-year-old boy and his young mother."

Anyone with any information is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Druffield."

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