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Gateshead's Dunston Staiths damaged in arson attack

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  1. Ploughman

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    Gateshead's Dunston Staiths damaged in arson attack.

    An investigation has been launched after a Grade II-listed structure in Gateshead was set on fire.

    Emergency crews were called to Dunston Staiths at 02:30 BST on Saturday after it was "deliberately" set alight, Northumbria Police said.

    Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has brought the fire under control, but "extensive damage" has been caused.

    The timber structure on the River Tyne reopened to the public in 2015 after a £1m restoration.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-52691435
     
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    Terrible, an iconic remnant of local history, everything else round there built over.
     

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