Lancashire

Blackpool club fire: Manager pleads not guilty to arson

Trades club fire Blackpool courtesy of Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The top floor of Blackpool Trades and Social Club was destroyed by the fire in October 2011

A man has pleaded not guilty to causing a fire which destroyed the social club he managed in Blackpool.

The fire at the Trades and Social Club in Chadwick Street in October 2011 led to the top floor of the building being demolished.

Barry Griezans, from Summerville Avenue in Staining, Blackpool, denied a charge of arson recklessly endangering life at Preston Crown Court.

Mr Griezans was referred for trial at the court on 15 April.

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