A CAR fire in Consett is being treated as suspicious.

Police attended the vehicle fire in The Dene at about 2.30am on Tuesday, June 26, following a report from the fire brigade.

Officers have confirmed they are treating the fire as suspicious and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police on 101, quoting crime number CRI00133552 for the attention of PC 2854 Anderson.