Tyne & Wear

Gateshead house blaze arson probe: Man arrested

Arson house
Image caption No-one was in the house at the time of the attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a blaze at a house in Gateshead.

The fire broke out at the property in Stainton Gardens - which was unoccupied at the time - just after midnight.

Police said the blaze was being treated as "malicious" and a 27-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The Northumbria force is appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

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