Police appeal for information after five cars set on fire in Horden

 10/01/2018

​At around 1:05am yesterday morning (January 9, 2018), police were called to reports of a Hyundai on fire at Seventh Street, Horden.

 

Three crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) also responded, on arrival three cars were alight, a Hyundai, Audi A3 and a silver Vectra. The window of a nearby property had also been damaged. The premises was unoccupied.
 
CDDFRS extinguished the fire however a further two vehicles were damaged due to the heat.
 
Detective Constable Rachael Austin Teasdale from Peterlee CID said: “We are currently treating the incident as arson, we need your information to help identify those responsible.
 
“We would like to reassure the public that all information received will be treated with the strictest confidence.”
 
Anyone with information with regards to the arson or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 14 of January 9.