Man arrested on suspicion of arson

Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after a fire in Sunderland.

The fire was reported at 2.35am this morning, Wednesday April 9, at an address in The Elms West in the city centre. Minor damage was caused to a room inside the property but nobody was injured.

It’s believed that the fire was started deliberately and police are treating it as arson.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 91 090414 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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