Londesborough Hotel fire in Bridlington was not arson, say police

Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire at a hotel in Bridlington.

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 1:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 1:38 pm
The Londesborough Hotel in West Street on fire. Picture by Paul Atkinson.

But after a joint investigation with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the force has said the fire was "not suspicious".

A spokesperson said: "Initial indications were that the cause was a possible incident of arson.

"Due to the condition of the building a full investigation could not be carried out immediately because of difficulties in accessing the premises and concerns for safety.

"Sophisticated equipment has since been used which has found that the fire was not started deliberately.

"The building suffered significant structural damage. It has been made safe and a controlled demolition is now being carried out by its owners."