Car blaze treated as arson

Hartlepool firefighters dealt with the incident
Hartlepool firefighters dealt with the incident

A car fire is being treated as arson by brigade chiefs.

The vehicle was found on fire in a ditch on Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, near a quarry at 7.10am today.

One crew from Hartlepool Community Fire Station attended the call.

Crew manager Brookes said: "The car was well alight when we got there. We believe it was deliberate."

It is believed the vehicle was an Audi TT.