Tyne & Wear

Two arrested over series of fires in Heaton

Two people have been arrested after a spate of overnight fires on Tyneside.

Police and fire crews were called to King Edward Road in Heaton where a car was on fire. A wheelie bin was also ablaze at at a separate address.

There were then two further car fires on nearby streets. Police said it appeared that accelerants had been used during the incidents.

A 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old male are being questioned on suspicion of arson.

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