Temporary security fencing will be put up around a Leicester pub destroyed in an arson attack in order to prepare it for scheduled demolition.

The aptly-named Invincible public house, in the Eyres Monsell area of the city, which has been empty since 2004, was hit in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday March 23rd), the BBC reports.

Residents have said the demolition of the building would pave the way for a long-awaited shopping centre.

The security fencing will be put up within a matter of days, with demolition due to begin in about three weeks, the BBC said.

Rory Palmer, Labour councillor for Eyres Monsell, told the news provider: "We have been working to make this happen. Of course it is an eyesore, that is why we want to get rid of it."

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