THE landlord of a Bangor pub that was gutted in a suspected arson attack has thanked the public for their support.
Glenn Carrington said the fire has “devastated” the Three Crowns on Well Street, and left Coleg Menai lecturer Jason Robertshaw seriously injured after he jumped from the second floor window to escape the flames.
Glen said: “Thank God no one was killed and luckily our customers had already left. I am just grateful most of the staff are now safe and well but of course we still have our Jason who is in hospital recovering from his serious injuries, our thoughts and love are with him and his family at this very difficult time and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
Glen added he was “truly overwhelmed” by the support and fundraising events for the three staff members who lived at the pub and lost their possessions in the fire.
He added: “I’d like to thank them and those who helped during the fire but a special thank you to the wonderful brave actions of the emergency services who attended during that terrible time.
“As you can imagine this whole incident has been a nightmare for me as well, firstly the on going concern for Jason’s well being along with the worry of my staff and secondly for the future of the Three Crowns.
The fire caused 100 per cent fire damage to the first and second floors, and 100 per cent smoke damage to the ground floor.
The landlord added that the Admiral Taverns Brewery told him the Three Crowns’ future was “uncertain” due to the damage the pub sustained.
He added: “The brewery will have to await there surveyors and loss adjuster’s report to clarify the situation but I can tell you I have been inside the building and the fire damage is very severe along with serious water damage downstairs in the pub itself.
Glen added that work was “going on behind the scenes” to secure the pub’s future.