Derelict Hartlepool pub target of suspected arson attack

The Saxon pub, Hartlepool.
The Saxon pub, Hartlepool.

A derelict pub in Hartlepool mas the target of a suspected arson attack last night

Crews from Stranton Fire Station were called to The Saxon pub, on Easington Road, at about 10pm on Wednesday.

"Someone had tried to set the secure boards on the windows on fire," a station spokesman said.

The fire took about 20 minutes to extinguish using one hose reel.