A VIDEO has captured a car on fire in Trimdon Colliery.

The footage of the vehicle in flames on Deaf Hill Terrace, at the top of Station Road, was taken by a member of public last night.

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BLAZE: The car alight on Deaf Hill Terrace VIDEO: TRIMDON TIMES

The fire is being treated as suspicious by police.

Officers were called at about 10.30pm on Tuesday (January 2) to a report of a Citroen Picasso alight on Deaf Hill Terrace.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service attended and firefighters extinguished the blaze.

A spokesman for Durham Police said: “We are currently treating the incident as arson and investigations are ongoing."

Anyone with information with regards to the arson or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 476 of January 2.