Wainfleet

Police are investigating an arson attack at a pub in Wainfleet over the weekend, but fortunately nobody was seriously injured in the incident.

Lincolnshire Police were called to the Barkham Arms pub just before 9.50pm on Saturday, November 7 after reports of a door at the premises being set alight.

Investigating officers are working with the fire service as part of the enquiry, which is being treated as an arson with intent to endanger life.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses and anyone who could assist the enquiry should contact them on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 470 of November 7.

Alternatively, it can be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A pub in Wainfleet All Saints has shut down due to the health of its current owner.

When confirming the closure, Teresa Saunders said in a post on the Angel Inn’s Facebook page that it was the “saddest status” she’d had to write for the pub.

When pubs were given the go ahead to reopen in July, The Angel Inn, which is located on the High Street in the town, said it would not be reopening yet due to its size and all of the government guidelines.

Teresa confirmed this week that she is not reopening the pub at all now due to her health, medication and treatment that she is having, but praised all of her supportive customers.

The pub confirmed its closure on social media.

Customers expressed their sadness at the news, including Cat Henderson who said: “That’s gutting to hear Teresa. I had some ace nights in there and have heard so many wishing for it to reopen.

“It’s a place where I’ve met some great people too. Good luck to you all on the paths you have redirected to. Thanks for the memories.”

Kerry Kerrance Schofield said: “So sorry to hear this. We have so many happy memories with you here. Now time for you to relax and look after yourself.

“Sending you all the best love and well wishes for your future from all of us Schofield bears.”

Two men have been arrested after three police officers were assaulted in Wainfleet on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened in Market Place just after 5.35pm on July 6.

More officers were deployed to the area and the two suspects were arrested in connection with the assault.

They were taken into custody to be questioned.

The force is also appealing for information to assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting reference 306 of July 6.

Alternatively, it can be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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