The Gate Fire, Police urge witnesses to come forward as soon as possible to prevent CCTV being released

Detectives investigating a toilet fire at ‘The Gate’ in Newcastle City Centre have warned members of the public CCTV images will be released if the offender does not come forward.

Police say the small fire which was extinguished by the fire and rescue service in the mens toilets on the fire floor of The Gate in newcastle city centre at 12.45am on Saturday, 14th June.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire after smoke was spotted coming from a cubicle.

Police are treating the fire arson which resulted in hundreds of pound of damage.

Police officers are now warning members of the public that they have CCTV images of those who used the toilets at the time of the fire or people who may have witnesses or have information.

Police are warning of the offender does not come forward these images will be released to the public.

Newcastle Central CID DC Kev Ridleysaid: “There are CCTV images which show a number of people going into and out of the toilets at around 12.45am on that Saturday.

“The Gate is very busy at that time on a Saturday morning and someone will have information about what happened – I’d urge those people to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked tocontact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 90 14/06/14, for theattention of Newcastle city centre CID, or Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555 111.