Cleveland Fire Service says arson attacks cost Teesside's economy nearly 17 million pounds last year. They were called to more than three thousand deliberate fires. It's starting a new campaign, spreading an important message to schoolchildren as they break up for summer.
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The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, is believed to have been taken to hospital.