Car blaze in Sunderland confirmed as arson

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INVESTIGATORS called to deal with a blazing car have said the fire was started deliberately.

Firefighters and police were called to the rear of Percy Terrace in Hendon at 10.11pm on last night, where a parked silver Mercedes car was alight.

The fire service extinguished the fire and it was established that the fire was an incident of 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 contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 111 of 06/03/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.