Father Patrick McKenna
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Arson attack priest hosts service

A priest whose Teesside presbytery was damaged in an arson attack has said he has no idea why he was targeted.

Father Patrick McKenna was speaking a special service at St Bede's RC Church in Stockton, which was attended by firefighters who helped tackle the blaze on 29 July.

He was woken by a smoke alarm and escaped unhurt from the presbytery, which adjoins the church.

He praised the fire service and the congregation for their support.

A police investigation is continuing.