Police appeal after suspected Northumberland arson attack

Police are appealing for help after a suspected arson in Northumberland.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 4:21 pm

Shortly after 7.40pm on Tuesday, February 9, emergency services were called to a fire at Langdale in Hepscott, near Morpeth.

The fire was extinguished by crews from the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and fortunately nobody was injured in the blaze.

CCTV captured a male on a pedal bike in the area at the time of the offence and officers are keen to speak to the man.

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The male was described is being on a dark-coloured mountain bike, and he was wearing a dark puffer jacket and dark-coloured trouser bottoms.

Now detectives are appealing for anyone who recognises the man, who has any information about the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area that the offence took place at the time to get in touch.

Investigating officer Detective Constable David Ostle, of Northumbria Police, said urged anyone who could help to gt in touch as soon as possible: “This incident could have been so much worse and we need to identify those responsible and bring them to justice,” he said.

Please call police if you recognise him

“If you can help then we urge you to get in touch. The smallest detail could help officers.”

Anyone is able to help should contact officers on 101 quoting log 887 09/02/21.

You can also report online via the Northumbria Police website or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not have to give your name if you do not wish to do so.

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Contact police on 101 or via the force website or via Crimestoppers