Seven people escape Stockton house arson attack

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Four adults and three children have escaped from a house which was set on fire in an arson attack on Teesside.

Cleveland Police said a flammable liquid was thrown at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton. at about 21:00 GMT on Friday.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation but no-one was seriously injured.

Two men were seen running away from the house just as the fire started, police said.

Det Sgt Dave Smith said: "This was an extremely frightening incident for the people inside the house, which included children.

"Thankfully this did not have an even worse outcome."

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