Tyne & Wear

Arrests in North Shields bin arson probe

A man and woman have been arrested after a wheelie bin was set alight, damaging a flat in North Tyneside.

Police said the burning bin was pushed against the flat wall in Barras Drive, North Shields, late on Saturday night.

The 39-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and are in custody being questioned.

Northumbria Police confirmed no-one was in the flat at the time of the attack. They are appealing for information.

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