Appeal after arson attack

POLICE are appealing for information about a suspected arson attack.

An empty house in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, which was formerly a care home, was ruined in a fire just after midnight on Sunday, May 27.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “A road closure was put in place and enquiries are ongoing to establish how the fire started, although at this stage it is being treated as suspicious.

“Significant damage was caused to the property, and anyone with information should contact police in Hartlepool on the non-emergency number 101.”