Loss adjuster Crawford and Company is investigating a major loss of £400,000 stemming from the fire bombing of a pub during racial disturbances in Burnley.

The grade two-listed Duke of York public house suffered extensive damage. Its listed status means repairs will need to be agreed by the local council.

Crawford director Andrew Hoyle, who is leading the investigation, said: "There were several seats of fire, which quickly spread to the whole ground floor public areas and broke through to destroy the first floor living accommodation."