House badly damaged in Sunderland arson attack

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A HOUSE has been left with extensive damage after it was set alight.

Arsonists struck at 3.15pm yesterday, when they targeted a house in Byron Street, Southwick.

Police say the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

No-one was injured in the fire, however, extensive damage has been caused to the property.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 729 270315 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.