Plucky landlord tackles blaze in wheelie bin to save his pub

A QUICKTHINKING landlord from St Ives saved his pub from catching fire by pulling a burning wheelie bin away from his watering hole to stop a fire spreading. The incident took place at 3am on June 4 outside the White Hart in Sheep Market. The landlord p

A QUICKTHINKING landlord from St Ives saved his pub from catching fire by pulling a burning wheelie bin away from his watering hole to stop a fire spreading.

The incident took place at 3am on June 4 outside the White Hart in Sheep Market.

The landlord pulled the burning bin away from the pub and doused the flames to stop the fire spreading.

Pc Paul Windass said: "It was lucky the fire did not spread and that no one was injured. This could easily have resulted in extensive damage to the property and serious injury or even death. I am keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing or hearing anything suspicious on the night of the fire."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Windass at St Ives police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.