Investigation launched after car fire at South Shields garage

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation after a car fire at a garage in South Shields.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) attended the scene at Grays Walk in the town after receiving a call on Thursday, March 3 at around 11.45pm.

Northumbria Police officers were also called to attend,.

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A spokesperson for the force said said: “Shortly after 12am on Friday (March 4) we received a report of a car on fire at Grays Walk, South Shields.

Firefighters deal with an incident in South Shields on Friday, March 4. Picture: Liam Morgan.

“Inquires into the incident are on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact our website’s Tell us Something page or call 101, quoting log 20220304-0003.”

A spokesperson for TWFRS added: “We can confirm that on Thursday evening at 11:45pm, we received a call about a fire at a garage on Gibbons Walk in South Shields.

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"One appliance from South Shields Community Fire Station was on the scene in just five minutes to extinguish the car on fire.

"Our crew left the scene at 12:08am."

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