Tyne & Wear

Boy arrested after Gateshead house fire

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after a man was taken to hospital following a house fire on Tyneside.

The fire was started in Wetherby Grove, Gateshead, on Sunday afternoon, police said.

It is believed rubbish in a storage cupboard near the front door of the property was set alight.

The boy was bailed after being arrested on suspicion of arson. A 62-year-old man is said to be in a "serious but stable" condition.

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