Tyne & Wear

Woman arrested after North Tyneside house fire

A woman has been arrested in connection with a fire at a house on North Tyneside.

Fire crews were called to Bywell Grove in Shiremoor on Wednesday evening and found the living room well alight.

The female occupant was rescued from the house by a neighbour and given treatment at the scene by paramedics.

Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of arson, and are appealing for witnesses to the incident at about 1930 BST.

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