Fire guts church hall

A fire has gutted a church hall in a village in County Durham that locals were raising money to restore.

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Locals were raising money to restore hall gutted by fire

Residents were raising money to restore hall in Meadowfield Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Residents in a County Durham village say that are devastated that their church hall, which they have raising money to restore, has been gutted by fire.

The hall at St John's church in Meadowfield had been closed while locals worked to raise £50 thousand to make much needed repairs.

Emergency crews on scene early this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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