Inquiry to launch after two cars are wrecked by early hours blaze

An investigation is set to get under way after a fire destroyed two cars.

Monday, 8th January 2018, 6:10 am
Updated Monday, 8th January 2018, 6:15 am
Greenside Avenue in Horden. Image copyright Google Maps.

Firefighters from Peterlee were called to Greenside Avenue in Horden at 12.50am today after the blaze was spotted.

It is believed the fire started from an Audi A3 and then spread to a Vauxhall Astra parked next to it.

The cause is suspected to be malicious.

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One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used to extinguish the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.