Suspicious fire at Cheshire bar

Cheshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire at Panacea Bar and Restaurant in Alderley Edge.

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Cheshire venue 'engulfed by fire'

Cheshire Police say they're investigating what caused a fire at Panacea bar and restaurant in Alderley Edge.

A spokesperson asked for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

"The premises which has been engulfed by the fire, is a bar and restaurant and it was closed when the fire broke out. There have been no reports of any injuries or evacuations of other premises at this time.

"Cheshire Fire and Rescue are in attendance and the fire is being contained to the area of the bar and restaurant.

"An investigation in to the cause of the fire is underway and Cheshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have any information concerning the incident to contact them on using the 101 number quoting incident number 925 of 12 March."

– Cheshire Police spokesperson

Emergency services were called at 10.30pm on Tuesday night to London Road, Alderley Edge.

About 50 firefighters from Cheshire and Greater Manchester tackled the blaze.

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