A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire that destroyed an iconic pub in Himley.

The blaze ripped through the Crooked House pub in August and was demolished two days later.

The man, from Leicestershire, was arrested on Tuesday (October 3) on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson with intent or being reckless as to whether life was endangered. 

Police said he has been released on conditional bail while the investigation continues.

The four men and a woman who were previously arrested all remain on conditional bail.

A spokesperson said: “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.”