Investigation underway after five horses are killed in a fire in East Boldon

Northumbria Police and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have launched a joint investigation after five horses were killed in a fire.

Emergency services were called shortly before midnight on Monday, January 22, to reports of a fire at a stables on Blue House Lane, in East Boldon.

The Fire Service dispatched five appliances to the scene as they worked to extinguish the blaze.

Sadly, emergency services have confirmed that five horses lost their lives as a result of the fire, with no human casualties reported.

As the investigation gets underway, officers are urging anyone with information relating to the incident to get in touch with them.