POLICE have launched an investigation after what appears to be an arson attack on a house in Hartlepool.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to a fire at an address on Eskdale Road last night.
Officers were called to a property at around 11.10pm yesterday evening.
The male and female occupants of the address were uninjured in the incident.
A joint investigation with Cleveland Fire Brigade has now been launched after it was confirmed that the fire is being treated as suspicious.
Officers would appeal for anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Jon Hagen, from the Major Crime Team, on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.