Leeds & West Yorkshire

Boy, 15, quizzed over Huddersfield arson

The house on Holmfield Road
Image caption Fire crews said the occupant of the house was "lucky to be alive"

Police investigating an arson attack on a property in West Yorkshire have arrested a 15-year-old boy.

Fire crews said 77-year-old Sheila Handy was lucky to be alive after the fire at her Huddersfield home while she was asleep on Monday.

Ms Handy was woken by a neighbour who banged on her walls to wake her during the fire at the house in Holmfield Road in the early hours.

Two bins and a plastic recycling box had been set alight by the property.

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