Fire attack on Washington home

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POLICE investigating an arson attack on a house are searching for two youth seen close to the house moments before the blaze began.

The fire happened in Stridingedge in Blackfell at 1.12am today.

Emergency services attended and the fire service extinguished the fire.

No one was inside the property at the time.

Two youths wearing dark clothing were seen in the rear garden before the fire started and officers are appealing for these two people to come forward.

Officers have been carrying out house to house inquires in the area.

Any witnesses or anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious are also asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 49 of 20/03/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.