Gateshead house fire

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested and bailed after a man was taken to hospital following a house fire in Gateshead.

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Gateshead house fire: Pictures

The fire happened at Wetherby Grove in Gateshead Credit: ITV News
The charred door after yesterday's fire Credit: ITV News
The fire is believed to have been started by rubbish being set on fire near the front door Credit: ITV News
The cordoned off area at the address Credit: ITV News
The fire happened at Wetherby Grove in Gateshead Credit: ITV News

Boy arrested following Gateshead fire

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in Gateshead.

Police and fire crews were called to a residential property in Wetherby Grove on Sunday March 17th.

A 62-year-old man was taken to the RVI in Newcastle suffering from smoke inhalation.

Anyone with information should contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.

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