Victim Discovered She'd Be Raped After Watching Video
Fire At 900-Year-Old Pub 'Arson'
Police investigating a fire that's completely destroyed a 900-year-old thatched pub now think it was started deliberately.
Detectives are searching for a man seen near the historic Norman King pub on Church Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, just after midnight on Wednesday 10 August 2011, shortly before the fire broke out.
The fire led to people staying at the nearby Old Palace Lodge having to be evacuated to a nearby Holiday Inn. A number of other buildings nearby were damaged by the flames.
The damage caused to the Norman King building has been so severe, detectives have been unable to establish exactly how the fire began, but it's believed to have been started deliberately.
The pub - which has stood on Church Street in Dunstable since around 1109 AD - was being refurbished and was due to reopen on Saturday 3 September. Because of the severity of the fire, the ancient building has now had to be demolished.
After looking through CCTV footage, Bedfordshire Police say they are particularly keen to speak to a man seen leaving the Nags Head pub in High Street North, Dunstable, before heading towards the Norman King at 11.45pm on Tuesday night. He was wearing a light-coloured, waist length jacket and a dark coloured top underneath.
Investigating Officer Vicki Gibson said: "It is vitally important that we speak to this individual as he may have some valuable information relating to this incident. I would urge anyone who may have seen him or knows his identity, to get in touch.
"This historic pub was due to open on Saturday September 3, but instead it has been demolished due to the large amount of damage caused by the blaze. We believe that this fire was started deliberately and we need to ensure that whoever did so is not able to com
mit a similar offence anywhere else."
Frustrated Motorists Caught Up At The Dunstable Crossroads Now Just Hours Away From New Road Opening
Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years after joyriding in a stolen car with a shotgun in Beds.
Teacher jailed for 16 years for sexual offences against a child
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: Gareth Wesley
2pm - 6pm
Text 'RADIO' to 82122
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.