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Appeal after Arson on Troutpool Close, HartlepoolPolice are appealing for information following an arson at a property in which three people, including a five-year-old child, were sleeping.

The incident took place on Troutpool Close, Hartlepool, at around 3am this morning, Monday 5th October. Those in the property were awoken by the smell of burning. 

A 32-year-old man was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees with breathing difficulties. He has since been discharged. Thankfully, no one else was injured in the incident.
A 39-year-old woman from the Hartlepool area has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. She remains in custody at this time. 

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Husband on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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