Suspected arson attack in Sunderland

A Northumberland Fire engine at the scene of a heather fire near Rothbury
A Northumberland Fire engine at the scene of a heather fire near Rothbury
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POLICE are appealing for information following a suspected arson attack in the city.

Fire crews from Sunderland Central were called to The Retreat shortly after 6am this morning to put out a blaze on a flat roof at the rear of one of the properties.

The small fire was quickly extinguished without anyone being injured and police are now carrying out investigations into the cause of the blaze.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around that time is urged to called Sunderland police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 148060315.