Police have appealed to the public after a shed close to a former North East pub caught fire over the weekend.

Cleveland Police have appealed to the public for more information regarding a fire at a shed near the site of the former The Parklands pub in Normanby on Sunday night (September 17).

They added they received a report of young people on the roof of a shed next to the site last night and will now increase patrols in the area.

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Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed two fire appliances and two hose reels had been deployed to the scene of the incident.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Police were informed of young people on the roof of a shed next to the Parklands Pub, Normanby  last night and we will now increase patrols in the area.

"In the meantime we would appeal for anyone with information on who may have been responsible for a subsequent fire to contact Cleveland Police online or on the 101 number.

"If you don’t want to speak to police you can pass information anonymously to www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning 0800 555 111.

"We would also appeal to parents and carers to speak to their children and young people and know where they are and what they’re doing when away from home.

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"ASB can be reported online on the Cleveland Police website, by phoning 101 or by using the COPA App."

A Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed an outbuilding, measuring approximately 10 by 5 meters had caught fire, with plumes of smoke seen across the area as the shed quickly set alight.  

They added no one had been injured in the blaze.