Car set alight in West Boldon more than a week after being stolen

West Pastures, West Boldon, Image from Google Maps.
West Pastures, West Boldon, Image from Google Maps.
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A car was torched in South Tyneside after being stolen from Sunderland more than a week earlier.

The blue Peugeot 307 was stolen after being parked on Corfu Road, Hylton Castle in Sunderland on Saturday, July 4.

It was found at 1.40am on Sunday, July 12, after being set on fire in West Pastures by Elliscope Farm, in West Boldon.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the initial theft, and for anyone who may have seen the vehicle being left in South Tyneside and set on fire.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 154 of 12/07/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.