Newcastle teenagers escape from tent set on fire in garden
- 29 June 2014
- From the section Tyne & Wear
Three teenagers have escaped from a tent which was set on fire while they were sleeping in it.
The boys aged between 14 and 18 were camping in the front garden of a house in Lindisfarne Close, Newcastle.
A "noxious substance" was poured on the tent and then set on fire at about 01:00 BST on Saturday, police said.
Det Sgt Don Gibson said: "This is a serious incident which all too easily could have had tragic consequences. Fortunately no-one was hurt."
Additional officers are on patrol in the area to reassure the community, he added.
The force is appealing for witnesses.