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Car set alight in Wallsend

14 Nov 2016 14:39 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was deliberately set alight in Wallsend.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday, November 13, between 3.45am and 4am to a car parked in Derwent Gardens, Howdon in North Tyneside.

Offenders smashed a window and deliberately set the vehicle on fire causing extensive damage to it and a nearby fence and heat damage to other nearby parked vehicles.

The fire service attended and dealt with the fire which is being treated as arson.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 202 of 13/11/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.