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Two men arrested following North Sea ferry fire

Two men have been arrested following a fire on board a ferry in the North Sea - a 26-year-old man on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old on suspicion of affray. Four crew members and two passengers were taken to hospital for treatment.

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Police question passengers over ferry blaze

Police are questioning passengers on a North Sea ferry to establish how a fire started which led to an emergency rescue.

Six people had to be winched off the ship after they breathed in smoke. One passenger suspected of starting the fire in a cabin room has been detained on board.

Northumbria Police are now believed to be dealing with the incident.

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