Police are still investigating a fire which closed a supermarket for ten weeks.

The Iceland store in Stanley had to close its doors after a fire on May 28 caused extensive damage to the store and the building’s roof.

Four fire crews with raised ladders tackled the blaze for around four hours and a police investigation was launched.

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In early June police arrested two 16-year-olds in connection with the incident back in June. One was released on bail, while the other was released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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Police have now said investigations are ongoing and no one has yet been charged in connection with the incident.

The supermarket recently announced it would be reopening following extensive repair work.

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Posting on social media the brand said: “I’m very happy to announce that we reopen on Thursday August 3, 2023.

“We can’t wait to be back ‘home’ and to welcome you all back into store.”

Staff were relocated to nearby stores while renovation work was carried out.