Man arrested after Middlesbrough house explosion
A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after an explosion at a house in Middlesbrough.
Cleveland Police said the explosion in Carlbury Avenue in Acklam at about 22:30 GMT on Monday was being treated as suspicious.
Resident Nik Dark said: "I just heard a massive boom, it sounded like a gas leak."
The house suffered fire damage but neighbouring houses were not affected.
No-one was injured.
Police would not say whether the arrested man lived in the house. He remains in custody for questioning.