Probe after car fire

A POLICE probe has been launched after a car was burnt out.

The blue Citroen Saxo was destroyed in a blaze in Brierton Lane, Hartlepool.

Fire crews were called to the burning vehicle on the stretch of road near the quarry at 5am yesterday and it took 25 minutes to tackle the blaze.

A police investigation has now started after firefighters ruled it had been started deliberately.