Arson in East Howden

27 Jan 2015 10:17 AM

tape-02_tcm4-102207 [View Full Size] Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire in North Tyneside.

The fire happened at 10.45pm on Sunday, January 18, at The Ferryman in Chatton Street in East Howden.

A flammable liquid was poured around the entrance of the premises and set alight.

The fire is being treated as arson.

Damage was caused to the entrance of the property.

Noone was injured in the incident.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with fire and has been released on police bail.

Neighbourhood officers are carrying out regular patrols in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and asking anyone with information to contact them.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 223 2601185 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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