Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life in the Crooked House pub fire incident in Himley, Dudley.
A 66-year-old man, from Dudley, and a 33-year-old man, from Milton Keynes, were arrested and stayed in custody yesterday (Thursday, August 24). They are being questioned by Staffordshire Police officers while the investigation continues.
Staffordshire Police renews its appeal for information
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “Detectives investigating the fire at the Crooked House pub in Himley have arrested two men. A 66-year-old man, from Dudley, and a 33-year-old man, from Milton Keynes, have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
“They remain in custody and are being questioned by officers while the investigation continues. We continue to appeal to anyone with any information which could help us to get in touch.”
If you can help Stafforshire Police with this investigation get in touch by calling all 101, quoting incident 761 of August 5 or message them using Live Chat on Staffordshire Police website. You can also report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
What West Midlands Mayor said
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street welcomed the update in the case saying: “A good development. Thank you to everyone who’s giving the police and @south_staffs the space they need to conduct their investigations. My position on the site hasn’t changed - it must be rebuilt. Those conversations are active and underway.”