Man arrested after house explosion

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after an explosion at a house in Middlesbrough.

Police were called to a house on Carlbury Avenue in Middlesbrough about 10.25pm on Monday, November 5.

The explosion caused localised fire damage but neighbouring properties were not affected and there were no injuries.

Officers are treating it as deliberate. The man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.