Dramatic footage has captured the moment a village hall's roof collapsed during a devasting blaze.

Walsingham Village Hall has been destroyed following the fire yesterday afternoon (January 30).

Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident as a suspected arson attack.

Eastern Daily Press: Walsingham Village Hall has been destroyed in a fireWalsingham Village Hall has been destroyed in a fire (Image: Denise Bradley)

Fire crews from Wells, Fakenham and Holt spent almost three hours tackling the blaze, using hose reel jets and a hydrant to extinguish it.

Locals have said the loss of the village hall is a "devastating" blow to the village, as the building served as a community hub.

John Williamson, who was born in the village, said: "It took years for the village to fundraise the money to build it.

"The place was really well used and was busy every day offering hot meals and drinks.

"It is devastating and it will really affect the village. It was the community hub."

The fire service and police are currently working together to determine the cause of the fire.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Constabulary said it is believed the fire was started in a bin.

Anyone who has information can contact the police on 101 quoting crime reference 36/7595/23 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.