A huge fire in a commercial building in a mid Suffolk village took firefighters more than three hours to extinguish. 

Eight appliances from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the blaze in Hobbies Lane in Mendlesham, near Stowmarket, at about 6pm on Thursday.

A spokesman said the blaze took hold in a 50 by 10 metre building. 

A stop time was called at 9.36pm. 

Two appliances from Ipswich East fire station attended, as well as crews from Elmswell, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Debenham, Leiston, Princes Street, Harleston and Diss.