Arson investigation launched after car fire in Sunderland street

A car fire in Sunderland is being investigated as arson.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 2:58 pm

Crews from Farringdon arrived at Shrewsbury Crescent, Humbledon Hill, shortly before 9pm on Sunday, August 2.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said on Monday, August 3: “Shortly before 9pm yesterday we received a report of a car fire on Shrewsbury Crescent, Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended the scene and the fire was extinguished. Inquiries are ongoing into the cause of the fire, which police are currently treating as suspected arson.”

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The scene of the fire at Shrewsbury Crescent. Picture: Tom McIntosh.

Contact 101 quoting log 1158 020820.

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