Two men arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to hazard life after a fire at the Crooked House pub have been released on bail.
A 66-year-old man, from Dudley, and a 33-year-old man, from Milton Keynes, have been questioned in custody by officers investigating the blaze at the pub in Himley, West Midlands, at round 10.45pm on August 5.
On Friday, each men have been released underneath conditional police bail as Staffordshire Police’s investigation continued.
The burned-out shell of the landmark pub, famed for its wonky partitions and flooring as a consequence of mining-related subsidence, was demolished with out permission inside 48 hours of the fire.
The blaze got here simply two weeks after the constructing, which opened as a pub within the 18th century, was offered by brewer Marston’s to a personal purchaser.
Staffordshire Police stated: “We perceive the energy of feeling in the neighborhood following the fire and later demolition of the constructing, given the importance and recognition of this cultural landmark.
“Detectives are persevering with to trawl by way of CCTV, forensics and witness accounts and are eager to listen to from anybody with any info – regardless of how insignificant it might appear.
“There continues to be widespread hypothesis circulating regionally and on-line in relation to this incident, which we perceive.
“We want to reiterate that hypothesis is unhelpful at this time and we’re working exhausting to supply well timed updates.”