Tyne & Wear

Police investigate North Tyneside garage arson

A fire at a garage on a North Tyneside industrial estate is being treated as arson.

Fire crews were called to Autofix North East at the Algernon Industrial Estate, Shiremoor, early on Friday.

The fire was extinguished but caused substantial damage which was still being assessed on Saturday.

An investigation has begun into the cause of the fire which is believed to be malicious. Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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