Tyne & Wear

Two arrested after flat 'arson' in Newcastle

Two men have been arrested after a suspected arson attack at a flat in in Newcastle.

It happened on Thursday morning in Sallyport Crescent.

The occupant of the flat, a 36-year-old man, was treated by paramedics for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Two men, aged 34 and 46 have been arrested on suspicion of arson and reckless endangerment of life. Both are held in police custody. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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