ARSONISTS have again targeted a historic mansion.
Firefighters were called to Tunstall Court, in the Ward Jackson Park area of Hartlepool, at 3.15pm on Thursday after arsonists broke in and set fire to a pile of rubbish near the staircase inside the building.
In March, police and fire chiefs issued a warning for people to stay away from the building after a fire, again on the ground floor.
Speaking at the time, Inspector Mick Brown, of Hartlepool Police, said: “The simple message is for people to stay away from the building.”
Tunstall Court, which has been a regular target for arsonists, is owned by Ruttle North East.
The firm has planning permission to transform the 5.4 acre site into housing.
Work on the historic building – which was put on the market with a whopping £4m price tag last year – is yet to start and Ruttle’s have refused to rule out demolishing the site.