Update: Bracklesham Fire

Residents are expressing their sadness about the fire that is devastating a restaurant in Bracklesham.

The fire ripped through the restaurant on Bracklesham Lane late this afternoon, and was still blazing at 7.30pm this evening.

Diane Littlewood, a Bracklesham lane resident, said: “This is so sad. It was such a lovely old building.”

Others initially thought the blaze was a bonfire.

Engines from Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey and Littlehampton were called to the scene at 4.45pm.

No one is believed to been hurt in the fire.