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Appeal after mobility car set on fire in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a mobility car was set on fire in South Tyneside in the early hours of Sunday January 27th.

The car was parked on St Marks Way in South Shields when it was approached by a person who set it on fire shortly after midnight and then ran off towards Bedford Avenue.

"The owner of the vehicle is disabled and the vehicle is a mobility car which is driven for him by a relative.

This is a nasty, pointless, thing to have done to what was clearly a disability vehicle and I hope someone will come forward with information which will help lead us to the offender."

– Spokesman for Northumbria Police

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.