POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack on a house in Wath left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

The fire in Moor Road happened at around 3.45am this morning.

A 66-year-old man was taken to hospital and is currently in a critical condition. The blaze also left two women needing treatment.

A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Anyone with more information should call 101, quoting incident 74 of 4 October.