Man charged after house fire in Washington

25 Oct 2017 14:00 PM

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A man has been charged after a house fire in Washington.

The fire happened at 1.30am on September 21 in Bamburgh Close in Oxclose.

Three people inside the house at the time managed to escape and were uninjured.

Detectives have been carrying out enquiries and this morning charged a man with arson.

The man who has been charged is Peter Greenhalgh, 36, of no fixed abode.

A woman who had also been arrested has been released under investigation.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 66 210917 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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