Crooked House pub burns down – level 3

16-08-2023 07:00

The Crooked House pub in Staffordshire, UK, went up in flames nine days after being sold to new owners and was bulldozed two days later.

People gathered at the ruins to mourn the loss of the historic local. Police say they are treating the fire as arson, and the local council is investigating potential planning breaches after it was bulldozed without permission. It has also emerged that the excavator used to bulldoze the building was brought on site a week before the fire, according to Construction News.

A petition has gained thousands of signatures calling for the pub to be rebuilt from scratch.

Difficult words: arson (the crime of intentionally starting a fire), breach (an act of breaking a law), from scratch (from the start).

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