A FIRE which tore through a former hotel causing it to collapse has been deemed not suspicious.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has concluded its investigations into the blaze that destroyed Uplands Park Hotel on October 17.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning in Garrison Hill, Droxford.

A spokeswoman for the service said: "The cause is deemed not to be suspicious and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service won’t be investigating any further."

On the day, firefighter crews from Droxford, Wickham, Fareham, Bishops Waltham, Botley, Portchester and Cosham rushed to the scene.

The building was fully destroyed in the fire, and part of it collapsed.

Jets were used to prevent escalation due to the unsafe structure.

Upland Park Hotel was previously targeted in 2018 and a fire engulfed the first floor and roof.

Originally built in the 1930s the hotel closed its doors in 2012 and the entire 7.54 acre site was sold to private developer Eider Developments for an undisclosed sum.

Since the sale the site has lain dormant and has become notorious for teen break-ins and vandalism, smashing windows and scrawling graffiti on the walls.