Kettering pub fire: Arrest made

The aftermath of the fire at the Wayfarers pub in London Road, Kettering. Friday, March 4, 2016 NNL-160403-105901001
The aftermath of the fire at the Wayfarers pub in London Road, Kettering. Friday, March 4, 2016 NNL-160403-105901001

Police officers investigating an arson attack at a popular Kettering pub have arrested a man.

Investigators said a 43-year-old had been placed under arrest following the incident at the Wayfarers pub in London Road, Kettering on March 4.

More than 20 firefighters were called to the incident which was reported to the emergency services by a passer-by.

The pub was empty at the time of the incident and fire damage was limited to the bar area, although the remainder of the building was damaged by smoke.

A police spokesman said today that the man arrested on suspicion of arson and had since been bailed.

His identity has not been released.