FIRE crews were called to a "large fire" at the former Arena nightclub in Middlesbrough.

Several appliances wer in attendance at the building on Annie Street, just off Newport Road.

A fire brigade spokesperson said: "Cleveland Fire Brigade were called at 9.39am and are currently in attendance at the old Arena nightclub, Newport Road, Cannon Park in Middlesbrough.

"We have ten fire fighting appliances in attendance, we have an aerial ladder platform and command and control with supporting appliance."