Newton Aycliffe police are appealing for information after a wheelie bin was set on fire.
The incident happened at about 5pm on Sunday (5th October), when an unidentified suspect set for to a wheelie bin in the garden of a property in Honister Place.
“The bin was no more than two feet away from the house wall,” said a police statement.
“Luckily, the fire did not spread, otherwise there could have been fatal consequences.”
Anyone with any information on this crime is urged to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.