Man arrested after suspected arson attack on Hartlepool house

A man has been arrested as part of a police probe into a suspected arson attack on a Hartlepool house.

Monday, 5th August 2019, 2:56 pm
Updated Monday, 5th August 2019, 6:15 pm

Cleveland Police put up a cordon around the home in Stephen Street, which runs between Wellbeck Road and Duke Street, following the blaze, which was reported at 9.10pm yesterday, Sunday, August 4.

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Police cordon in Hartlepool street following reports of a house fire in the area

Officers remained on the scene earlier today, with damage visible at the front of the property.

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Police outside a house in Stephen Street, Hartlepool this morning, after it was damaged in a fire.

This afternoon, police confirmed they are handling the investigation into the fire as a suspected arson.

A spokesperson added: “A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fire and remains in custody whilst inquiries are ongoing.”

Cleveland Fire Brigade has said it is unable to provide any information because of the investigation.

Anyone with information which could help the investigation can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cleveland Police has confirmed the fire at Stephen Street is being treated as a suspected arson attack.