A MAN has been arrested after an early-hours arson attack on a house in South Tyneside.
At about 2am yesterday, police received information about an accelerent being poured on to a front door in Perth Avenue, South Shields, and set alight, causing a small fire.
No one was inside the house at the time, and the fire was quickly put out.
This morning, police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of arson, and he is currently in custody helping with enquiries.
They are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101, ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.