Police are investigating a deliberate fire in East Cleveland.
At around 10pm last night, Monday 21st April, a wheelie bin at the back door of a house on Jackson Street, Brotton was set alight.
Fire quickly took hold and spread, causing severe damage to the back of the property. The house was empty at the time and no one was injuried in any nearby houses.
Enquiries to establish who was responsible for the fire are ongoing today and anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101. Alternatively please phone the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.