Pair arrested after stolen car crash

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TWO men have been arrested after a stolen car crashed in a South Shields street.

The Citroen Saxo is believed to have crashed into railings just off Shaftesbury Avenue at 12.30am today. Police and firefighters were called to the scene, where the car was on fire.

Two men were later arrested on suspicion of theft.

* Firefighters were also called to rubbish fires in Glen Street, Hebburn, and Durham Drive, Jarrow, last night.