Suspected Arson Attack on Beechwood Avenue in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after a suspected arson attack occurred at the garden of a property on Beechwood Avenue in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred at 8pm on Saturday 23rd September when a tree was set alight and then the fire spread along the fence line towards a dwelling where gas canisters were stored. Cleveland Fire Brigade extinguished the fire before the canisters exploded.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Chris Swales on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.