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People rescued after arson attack on flats on Teesside

Fire officers rescued people trapped inside a burning block of flats on Teesside after an arson attack on the building.

Emergency service crews were called to Burghley Court, Hemlington, at about 0345 BST on Saturday.

People in one of the upstairs flats were unaware of the fire and became trapped inside when the entrance to the building was badly damaged.

Cleveland Police described the fire as a "deliberate" attack.

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