A WOMAN has been arrested over a suspected arson following a fire at a house in South Tyneside.
At 10.10pm last night, police received a report from the fire and rescue service of a fire in Belloc Avenue, South Shields.
The fire was contained in one room and no one was inside at the time.
It is believed the fire was started deliberately, and a 44-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent.
She is currently in custody, helping police with their inquiries.
Anyone with information can call police on 101, ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.