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Witness appeal after Redcar arson attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a arson attack on a house on Teesside.

Emergency services were called to Soppett Street in Redcar after a fire was reported in the early hours.

The occupant, an 81-year-old woman, was helped to safety by firefighters and had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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