ARRESTS have been made after a suspected burglary at a corner shop and a car fire in two rural villages.

Police have confirmed a man and a woman have been arrested in connection with both incidents which shocked residents of both Gainford and Ingleton, in Teesdale.

Explosions from a burning car in Ingleton, near Darlington, woke householders shortly after midnight on Wednesday when the vehicle, thought to be a Renault Clio, was torched.

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It followed a raid on The Corner Shop, in nearby Gainford, between Darlington and Barnard Castle.

A police spokesman said: "One male and one female have been arrested in connection with both incidents."

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