Two more people have been arrested over the fire at The Crooked House in Himley, near Dudley, in Staffordshire.
A 34 year-old woman and a 44 year-old man, both from Leicestershire, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson with intent or being reckless as to whether life was endangered. Staffordshire Police said that three people arrested previously remain on conditional police bail.
Staffordshire Police full statement
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “We have arrested two more people as our investigation into the fire at the Crooked House pub continues.
“Yesterday, we arrested a 34-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man, both from Leicestershire, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson with intent or being reckless as to whether life was endangered. They have both been released on conditional police bail while our investigation continues.
“The 66-year-old man, the 51-year-old man and the 33-year-old man, who were all previously arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, remain on conditional police bail at this time.
“We are still asking those people who might have information which can help us to get in touch if they haven’t already. Call us on 101, or message us using Live Chat on our website. If you prefer to report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”