Leek early hours flat fire being treated as suspected arson

POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack on a flat in a Staffordshire Moorlands town in the early hours of this morning (Aug 24).

Firefighters were called to the incident in Belle Vue Road, Leek, shortly before 2.30am.

On arrival crews from Leek, Hanley and Longton found the front door of the property to be alight.

The blaze was confined to the door and no-one was injured.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "A 36-year-old man from Newcastle and a 33-year-old woman from Meir have been detained on suspicion of arson.

"They remain in police custody while enquiries continue."


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