Appeal after car is torched

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was set on fire and destroyed at Great Lumley.

It happened on Friday (November 29) aAt about 10.25pm when a man was seen to approach a parked silver Vauxhall Vectraparked in Loefield before pouring a substance over the bonnet and setting it alight. He then ran away and a short while later was seen in the company of another man near the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident to get in touch.

“This incident is particularly serious as the car was completely burned out, causing thousands of pounds of damage,” said Detective Constable Fantin.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con Fantin at Chester-le-Street Police Station on 101 or his direct line, 0191- 375 2358.

People can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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