A 19-year-old man has been arrested as police probe a fire that broke out at Hinchley Wood Primary School in Esher over the weekend.

Fire crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called to the scene of the blaze, which was described as "large", around 11.55pm on Saturday night.

Crews on board eight fire engines called in proceeded to tackle and eventually extinguish the fire, which struck an outbuilding on the site of the primary school.

As a spokesperson for SFRS later described:

"We were called at 11.55pm to a fire last night at Hinchley Wood Primary School in #Esher. We sent 8 fire engines. It was a smaller outbuilding on the site affected, not a classroom. The school will open tomorrow. Thank you to all staff and partners who assisted this incident."

A day later, police said they were investigating the incident with arson a possible cause of the fire.

And on Monday (September 27), Surrey Police said they had arrested a 19-year-old from Newton Abbott had been arrested in connection to the fire.

"Officers investigating a fire at Hinchley Wood Primary School in Esher over the weekend have arrested a man on suspicion of arson... An investigation was launched due to the strong belief that the fire was started deliberately. A 19-year-old man from Newton Abbott been arrested in connection with this investigation. He has since been released under investigation."

Police continue to work with the school and fire service on the investigation and are appealing for information. To help, contact them via their website, or by calling 101, and quoting PR/45210101638, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.