Appeal after fires started in Newcastle

10 Nov 2016 09:40 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two cars and a garage were set on fire in Newcastle.

All three attacks happened in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8.

At around 2am a car parked in communal bays in Penshaw Green was set on fire.

Around 4:30am a call came into police that another car had been attacked on Hollywood Road, in Gosforth, and again it had been set on fire.

A third report then came into police shortly after 4:30am about a garage in Harwood Road, Gosforth, had been set on fire.

All of the fires were extinguished by the fire services and thankfully no one was injured.

Acting Inspector for the area Pinner Rana said: "Enquiries are ongoing into all of these fires and to establish if they are linked in anyway. accelerant was used in all of the crimes and so we are treating them as malicious and are appealing for anyone with any information as to who is responsible to come forward and contact us."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 51 08/11/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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