Breaking news: Serious fire in Church Street, Oakham

A RESTAURANT and coffee shop in Church Street, Oakham have been damaged by fire.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at L'Oliveto in Oakham at 1.05am this morning (Saturday).

By 2am the fire service said the first floor of the building was heavily involved in fire and it later spread to the roof of the building next door, Beans coffee shop.

At its peak six fire engines and an aerial platform were at the scene as firefighters fought to control the flames.

By 4am the blaze was out, but fire crews remained on site until later in the morning. No-one was injured.