Police appeal after suspected arson destroys cars worth £16,000

A690 Car Sales near Carrville.
A690 Car Sales near Carrville.
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Police are hunting suspected arsonists after three cars caught alight on a garage forecourt.

The incident happened at around 11.30pm last night at GMD car sales in Carville, near Durham City.

Although no one was injured, it is believed about £16,000 worth of damage has been caused.

A joint investigation between police and the fire service is underway and officers are keen to hear from anyone with information.

Durham Police can be contacted on 101.