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Suspicious fire badly damages Elphinstone Arms pub

Police are appealing for information after a suspicious fire at a pub building in East Lothian.

Emergency services were called to the Elphinstone Arms on Elphinstone's Main Street at about 02:00.

No-one was injured, as the bar was closed in May, but police say the fire could have spread, putting other buildings and the public at risk.

The pub suffered significant damage in the fire. Officers urged anyone with information to contact them.

The bar had been closed after police raised concerns with licensing chiefs over public safety.

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