Appeal for Witnesses Following Fire at Hemlington Lake, Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information following a large fire at Hemlington Lake in Middlesbrough.

The fire occurred at around 8.30pm on Wednesday 1st May.

Serious damage was caused to the fishing jetty and it is believed the fire was started by youths.

Fire poses a threat to wildlife in this area as it could spread to surrounding grass and wood, in an area where ducks and swans were nesting.

If anyone has any information they should contact Cleveland Police on 101 quotingevent number 072944. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.