Appeal after car crash and fire

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POLICE are investigating after a car appears to have hit a college fence before being set on fire.

A crew from Stranton Fire Station was called to Musgrave Walk, off Huckelhoven Way, in Hartlepool, where a silver Renault Clio was alight.

Firefighters say there was damage to the driver’s seat as well as crash damage to the front of the vehicle.

Inspector Bernie Hanson, of Hartlepool Police, said: “A neighbour saw two males near the vehicle run off.

“Damage was caused to a perimeter fence at the new Hartlepool College of Further Education consistent with being hit by the vehicle.”

Anyone with information about the incident, which took place around 3am yesterday, should call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 326326 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.