Arson suspected in Viners restaurant fire

Viners restaurant in Carvynick
Image caption The fire took place to the rear of Viners restaurant at Carvynick Farm

A fire which damaged a restaurant in mid Cornwall is being treated as a case of suspected arson.

Fire crews from St Columb and St Denis were called to the blaze at Viners restaurant at Carvynick Farm, Summercourt, at about 02:05 GMT on Thursday.

Kevin Viner, the restaurant's owner and chef, said he was "shocked".

Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Mr Viner said: "It looks as though a window was broken and someone started a fire at the rear of the building.

"It is an incident site with the police now and I haven't been allowed inside the building to see the damage."

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