Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire ripped through a much-loved 18th century pub.
The Crooked House in Himley, Staffordshire, once branded branded Britain’s “wonkiest” pub, went up in flames earlier this month before being demolished two days later.
Staffordshire Police confirmed today that a 66-year-old man from Dudley and a 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes had now been arrested and were being questioned.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Detectives investigating the fire at the Crooked House pub in Himley have arrested two men.
“A 66-year-old man, from Dudley, and a 33-year-old man, from Milton Keynes, have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
“They remain in custody today (24 August) and are being questioned by officers while the investigation continues.”
(This story is being updated)