Suspected arson attack at South Shields car dealership

Mitre Motors
Mitre Motors

Police are appealing for information after a fire at a car dealership in South Tyneside.

The fire started at around 10.35pm on Sunday, August 14 at Mitre Motors in Mitre Place in South Shields. The cause of the fire is not yet known but it is believed it was started deliberately and it is being treated as arson.

A considerable amount of damage was caused to several vehicles within the compound.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1286 140816 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.