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Pictures: Aid bound for Syria destroyed by fire

A warehouse full of aid destined for Syria has been destroyed by a fire. The unit, on an industrial estate on Stockton, caught fire last night, Sunday 20th December.

Seven fire engines were sent by Cleveland Fire Brigade to tackle the blaze Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees News
The items were due to be packed into a 40 ft container for shipping Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees News
Organisers have said all the items inside the warehouse have been ruined Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees News

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Suspected arson attack in Newcastle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack in Newcastle

At around 2.20pm on Monday 29th of September officers went to an address on Chatsworth Gardens in Walker, where fire fighters were extinguishing a fire.

It is believed a window has been broken into and accelerant poured into the house.

No one was there at the time but the house was severely damaged.n

Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the community.

Anyone who may have witnessed an suspicious behaviour or has any information about this incident is asked to contact the police.

Children and a baby taken to hospital after A68 fire

Three children have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A68 in County Durham.

The road had to be closed earlier after a Parcelforce van caught fire.

Police have told ITV News Tyne Tees another car went into the back of it.

The family travelling in the car had to be taken to hospital including a baby and two girls aged four and three.

Credit: Durham RPU

The road towards Darlington, which has now been reopened, was closed between 9:30am and 11:45am this morning after it happened between the Swanhouse roundabout and junction 59 of the A1(M).

Durham Constabulary have said no one was seriously injured.

Bus fire on Corbridge bridge

Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Northumbria Police say emergency services have responded to a bus fire on Corbridge bridge in Northumberland.

Police say no one has been injured. The bridge remains closed in both directions while emergency services deal with the incident.

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