Chilling graffiti making claims about Isis has been found daubed at the site of a burnt-out car wash in South Tyneside.
Police and fire officers are investigating after the business premises on Wenlock Road in Simonside, South Shields, was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
The site was also daubed with racist graffiti, and a sign was sprayed with claims about Isis.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances around the fire, however, initial enquiries suggest it was started deliberately and it is being treated as arson. No-one was injured in the fire.
"Extra officers are carrying out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to residents who may be concerned."