Dudley charity shop gutted by blaze

A charity shop in a town centre has been ravaged by fire.

Flames took hold of the Extra Care Charitable Trust store in Castle Street, Dudley yesterday, gutting the inside and smashing the front window.

The door also had to be boarded up after the fire which broke out at around 12.23pm and stock in the front window had been completely destroyed.

The Greggs shop next door was also forced to close early because of the fire.

Firefighters from Dudley, Brierley Hill and Ladywood were called out to the shop. They left the scene at around 5.10pm.

It is not yet known what caused the fire. Investigations are ongoing.