Man arrested on suspicion of arson after house fire

POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack on a house in Weston Coyney yesterday afternoon (Friday, June 5).

A man on his 50s was arrested after emergency services were called to the property in Park Hall Avenue shortly after 1.45pm.

Three police officers were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene after attempting to remove a male from the house.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "A man has been arrested following a house fire in Park Hall Avenue, Weston Coyney.

"The man, in his 50s, was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, and was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment."


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