Arson attack on BMW parked on Sunderland street

An inquiry is under way after a blaze was started deliberately, leaving a car badly damaged.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 3:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 8:54 pm
Tilbury Road in Thorney Close. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police were called to Tilbury Road in Thorney Close, Sunderland, at 11.50pm yesterday.

A BMW 7 Series was found on fire in the street.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "It is thought the fire was started deliberately and the incident is being treated as arson.

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"Officers are carrying out inquiries and anyone with information is asked to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.