Witness appeal after Hartlepool house arson

A fire which caused significant damage to a house in Hartlepool was caused by arson, police now believe.

Emergency services were called to Stephen Street early on Friday and found the ground floor well alight. No-one was in the property at the time.

Police and the fire service carried out an investigation which revealed that the fire started in the living room.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about the incident, have been asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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