Demolition begins at Londesborough Hotel after devastating fire

These pictures show how the Londesborough Hotel looks today as work to pull the building down is well underway.

Fire ripped through the premises in West Street last Wednesday afternoon and the road is still closed to traffic between the junctions with South Street and South Cliff Road.

Picture by Paul Atkinson

Picture by Paul Atkinson

Police have said they are treating the blaze as arson.