AN investigation is underway after a fire broke out at a former pub in Knaphill on Sunday evening.

The former Robin Hood Pub ablaze

Police were called to the site of the former Robin Hood pub in Robin Hood Road around 5.55pm.

“A cordon remains in place this morning while we continue with our enquiries in conjunction with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to establish the circumstances of the fire,” said a police spokesman.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident, or anyone with any other information, to contact us as a matter of urgency. If you can help, please contact us on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45190049280.”

For more details and pictures, see this Thursday’s (16 May) edition of the News & Mail

TARGETED - damage was caused to Woking Palace

TARGETED - damage was caused to Woking Palace

ARSONISTS have targeted a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Old Woking for the second time in as many months.

Offenders caused more than £1,000 worth of smoke damage to Woking Palace after setting fire to litter outside the metal door of the monument sometime between April 6 and June 1.

The attack follows a similar incident first reported to police at the beginning of April when £200 of damage was caused to the historic ruin in Carters Lane.

Investigating Detective Constable Kerry Whindle said: “This is the second time Woking Palace has been damaged as a result of mindless acts of vandalism and I appeal to anyone who may have any information which might help Surrey Police locate those responsible and deal with them accordingly, to call me as a matter of urgency.

“This site is of enormous historical and cultural interest and Surrey Police will not tolerate this wanton damage against such a specialist site in the borough.

“The Safer Neighbourhood Team is aware and will be monitoring the location providing a visible presence and reassurance to those members of the public accessing the monument.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference WK/12/3287.  Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.