Damage to the site of the Hawthorn Leslie shipyard in Hebburn.

Hebburn fire: Dramatic pictures show extent of damage to derelict Hawthorn Leslie shipyard

A blaze at the site of a former shipyard in Hebburn has been extinguised by crews, with police confirming the launch on an arson investigation.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 13th June 2019, 1:12 pm

Five fire engines were called to the derelict Hawthorn Leslie shipyard site, which closed in the 1980s, at 5pm on Wednesday, June 12 to reports of a blaze. This came just days after Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service voiced concerns about previous fires at the building in recent times. With the fire now out, we take a look at a series of pictures showing the damage to the site.

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