Blaze tears through village pub


POLICE have launched an investigation after a fire ripped through a former pub.

Officers were called to the Newlands Inn, Newlands Road, Riddings, at 7.40pm on Friday, August 5.

The road was closed while firefighters tackled the blaze and a joint fire investigation was launched. It is not yet clear how the fire started but police have not ruled out arson.

Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.