Historic club destroyed in fire

An historic nightclub on Merseyside has burnt out during a huge fire which started on Monday night.

12 fire crews were called to the disused Kingsway Club in Southport around 20.00 on Monday.

They were still there damping down on Tuesday morning.

Group Manager Richie Davis said:

"It was a former nightclub that had been unoccupied for a few years.

"By the time crews arrived it was well alight and it was windy so that helped to fan the flames.

"The whole building was completely engulfed and crews spent a couple of hours extinguishing the fire.

"It was undergoing construction work so it was a hazardous place to go into but crews did a really good job."