Police Investigate Suspected Arson Attack

22 February 2012, 07:52

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson at a house in Newcastle.

It happened at around 9.12pm on Monday, February 20th at a terraced property on Scrogg Road. 

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but it  caused extensive damage to the property,  which was extinguished by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service officers.

No one was inside the address at the time of the incident and no-one was injured. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

They are interested in locating a white man described as in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5ft 3ins and 5ft 4ins tall. He was wearing a black hat with a red shiny rim, and a leather jacket.
 
Detective Sgt Andy Fairlamb said:
"This was a serious incident which could have had a far more serious outcome. As it is the fire was put out swiftly and no-one was injured. 

"We're carrying out a number of enquiries to try to trace those responsible. " 

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Years and Years  Jingle Bell Ball 2016

Watch ALL The Live Performances From The Jingle Bell Ball 2016

Liam Payne & Cheryl Baby

Liam Payne's Sister Speaks Out After New Pics Appear To Confirm Cheryl Pregnancy Rumours

Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins Snapchat

80+ Of The Best Popstars You Should Have On Snapchat

My Capital App

Want To Control The Music On Capital? Now You Can With Our New App!