Tyne & Wear

Kibblesworth garden centre targeted by arsonists

A fire which badly damaged a Tyneside garden centre is being treated as arson, Northumbria Police have said.

No-one was injured in the incident, at Silverhill Nurseries in Kibblesworth early on Sunday.

But a force spokesman said the fire resulted in £30,000 of damage to buildings, storage sheds and equipment.

Detectives are keen to speak to a group of four youths seen camping in woods close to the garden centre before the fire started.

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