Police are appealing for information after a fire at a church on Bishopton Road in the early hours of july 29.
A 68-year-old man was in the church at the time and managed to escape unhurt.
The fire is being treated as suspicious and police believe it was started deliberately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
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