These pictures show the extensive damage caused by a fire at a North Yorkshire doctors’ surgery.
They show parts of the Ampleforth Surgery building were ravaged by the flames, as surgery bosses confirmed it will be shut for some time.
The fire was started deliberately in an incident in which a member of staff was also assaulted on Tuesday lunchtime.
Last night (Thursday), the surgery put out an update on Facebook.
It said: “The incident at Ampleforth Surgery which took place earlier this week will continue to cause disruption to our services for the foreseeable future.
“Not only did it cause severe damage to the building, the distressing event has deeply affected every member of our team and will continue to do so for a long time.
“We are working as quickly as possible to ensure that regular services can continue, and we are receiving support from our neighbouring practices in this.
“Patients who are affected are being contacted and we ask for patience as we work through this.
“We await an insurance assessment to review the damage and repairs required.”
Fire station manager Tony Walker said firefighters from Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Malton “did a tremendous job saving the property”.
A man has appeared in court charged with arson and assault in connection with the incident.