Attempted arson arrest after Newcastle-under-Lyme bungalow fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted arson with intent to endanger life following a bungalow fire.

The 33-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, has since been released on conditional bail, while police inquiries continue.

A woman in her 90s and a man in his 50s, were both taken to hospital after the blaze on Leamington Gardens, Newcastle-under-Lyme, just before 16:00 GMT on Sunday.

Firefighters extinguished the fire at the scene, Staffordshire Police said.

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