Sofa fire spread to parked car

ARSONISTS destroyed a car after setting a sofa on fire outside a house.

The seat had been left outside a home in Hart Lane, Hartlepool, when it was set on fire at 3.30am on Wednesday.

The flames then spread to a Vauxhall Corsa which was parked next to the sofa.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “The owners of the vehicle are shocked and saddened by the incident.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the arson attack.

They are asked to contact PC Iain Clark, of Hartlepool Police, on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.