A MAN has suffered serious burns after an arson attack in Ferryhill.

The incident happened in Magdalene Place, Ferryhill, at about 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

The male occupant of the property is being treated for burn injuries, which are described as serious.

Police confirmed to The Northern Echo they are treating the attack as arson, and an investigation is underway.

Durham Constabulary are appealing for witnesses who may have seen any vehicles or individuals acting suspiciously around that time to come forward.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and ask for CID at Bishop Auckland quoting incident number 563 of July 29.