At 3pm today traffic in Rottingdean area was brought to a standstill as fire fighters tackled a suspected arson attack at the site of the old St Aubyns school in the village.
There was no reports of any casualties
In recent years the the school has been the subject of a campaign organised by local residents to be stop its grounds from being developed for housing.
Thank you to Donna Prichard for sending us this photo of the smoke from the fire rising over Saltdean.
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