Police probe launched after suspected Bonfire Night arson attack in Hartlepool

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A police probe has been launched after a suspected Bonfire Night arson attack caused damage to two flats in Hartlepool.

A blaze was sparked at the two unoccupied flats on Lister Street, in Hartlepool at 7.05pm yesterday evening.

Police and the fire service were called into action.

The fire caused extensive damage to the upstairs of the building and is being treated as arson.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Mactaggart on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.