Fire destroys Gateshead community centre

A derelict youth centre in Gateshead has been destroyed in Wrekenton following a fire in the early hours of this morning.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue were called to the Whitehouse Lane Youth Centre on West View around four o'clock this morning where the building had been entirely destroyed by fire.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson at the scene.