Arson at Sunderland pub

24 Jan 2017 10:42 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at Oddies Pub on Hylton Road in Sunderland which happened at 00.45 hours the early minutes of Tuesday, January 24.

Emergency services attended a small fire in the kitchen area. All four occupants were safely out of the property and no one was injured.

It is believed that a lit bottle containing flammable liquid was thrown through a downstairs window starting the fire which is being treated as arson.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Neighbourhood Inspector Jamie Southwell said: "We want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have seen or heard anything which could assist our enquiries. It was extremely fortunate that no one was injured as this could easily have resulted in fatalities."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 31 of 24/01/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.