Police ‘investigating’ Middleton Arms fire

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Fire-damaged Middleton Arms. Photograph courtesy Middleton Arms Facebook page

Police have today said that they are investigating the blaze which gutted the Middleton Arms pub on Saturday night.

A police spokesperson said:

“Police are investigating a fire that took hold of the Middleton Arms Public House at about 10.50pm on Saturday 3 December. Due to strong winds the fire took hold quickly and the damage to the historic building is extensive. The Middleton Arms was built in 1925.”

Our report on the fire, which includes photos and video – can be found here. We’ll keep you up to date with any developments.