Jewellery could hold vital clues to arson attack at derelict Portsmouth pub

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THIS jewellery could hold the key to an arson attack at a derelict pub.

Detectives investigating the blaze say the haul was found at the boarded-up Town House pub in Portland Road, Southsea, after the fire broke out there.

Police would not release further details.

However they have now released these images of the items in the hope of reuniting them with their rightful owners.

They are four metal chains, two pendants, a ring and broken pieces of yellow metal that may have come from earrings or a necklace.

It comes as officers continue to investigate the arson, which happened on May 8.

Three fire engines were sent to the scene after firefighters were called out at about 3.30pm.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports that two people could be trapped inside after the blaze started in the kitchen.

But when firefighters entered the pub the fire was not serious and two 15-year-old boys were found hiding inside.

They were arrested on suspicion of arson and later bailed.

Call Det Con Pete Bambury on 101.