A dessert chain has revealed it has permanently closed its site in a west Suffolk town after a huge fire. 

Kaspa's Desserts in Cornhill, in Bury St Edmunds, has been shut since August after flames caused damage to the inside of the restaurant. 

Emergency services were called to the blaze at about 8.45pm on Sunday, August 20 after a fire took hold in the dessert parlour in the west Suffolk town.

Cordons were put in place before they were lifted the following morning by the emergency services.

An application from Kaspa's was submitted to West Suffolk Council to open in the vacant Oxfam store opposite the branch in Cornhill in September, but was withdrawn last week. 

A spokesman for Kaspa's Desserts has now said: "We are afraid this store is now closed."

Speaking after the fire, Diane Hind, mayor of Bury St Edmunds, said it was a "shame" that Kaspa's had been forced to shut due to the incident.

The chain still has a restaurant in Ipswich.