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Blaze at Jewish school

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-04-05



Police have arrested three people following a fire during the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Jewish Primary School in Gateshead, north east England in which property was stolen.

Northumbria Police investigating the incident which has caused significant damage to the school are holding a 15-year-old youth and two men aged 20 and 22.

The school was closed while police launched a full investigation.

At this time, police say the incident is being treated as arson and is not said to be racially motivated.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on: 0191 454 7555 ext 64144