Man arrested after suspected arson attack on Sunderland home

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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, nobody was injured.

It’s believed 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.