Wallsend club damaged in fire

A WALLSEND social club was left severely damaged by a suspected arson attack last night.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to Wallsend Ex-Service and Working Men’s Club in Station Road.

Emergency services were called to the club in the early hours of Thursday morning.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

Police say they are treating the fire as suspicious and are keen for anyone who may have seen anything to contact them.

More than 20 firefighters tackled the blaze, with fire engines from Wallsend, Tynemouth and Newcastle all attending.

It is the second fire to have hit the club this year following an incident in October when curtains were set on fire there.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.