POLICE are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack on a house.
Officers were called out at 3.46am on Saturday after reports of a house on fire in Calver Court, South Shields.
The fire brigade extinguished the blaze and no one was injured.
A man, aged 21, has since been arrested on suspicion of arson and bailed pending further inquiries.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Early enquiries suggest the fire may have been started maliciously and police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who saw anything or anyone suspicious to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 239 14/03/.”