Two more arrests over Crooked House fire

Two more people have been arrested by police investigating a fire that tore through the Crooked House pub.

A 34-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, both from Leicestershire, have been detained by officers on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson with intent or being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

The pair have since been released on bail while investigations continue, Staffordshire Police confirmed.

Three other men, aged 66, 51 and 33, all previously arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, remain on bail. 

Officers are continuing to appeal for any information that may help the continuing investigation.

South Staffordshire Council is conducting its own investigation into the pub's demolition. The authority said it had not agreed to the total destruction of the site and was investigating whether its destruction was unlawful.


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