Suspected arson attack on motorbike in Sunderland street

A motorbike was destroyed in a suspected arson attack today.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 2:03 pm
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 2:07 pm
The fire happened in Stafford Grove, Sunderland.

Firefighters from Marley Park Community Station were called to Stafford Grove in Southwick at 5.31am.

A Yamaha bike, which was parked against a wall of a detached house, had been torched.

The fire had spread to small section of the house's eaves and a nearby fence. The occupants of the house were unharmed during the ordeal.

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The bike was destroyed in the blaze.

Officers from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue suspect the fire was started maliciously.