A FIRE at a parking office during the early hours of this morning is being treated as a suspected arson attack.

Durham police are appealing for information following the fire at the Parking Shop, on Finchale Road, in Framwellgate Moor, on the outskirts of Durham city.

The incident happened at about 2am this morning, Wednesday, June 19. 

A police spokesperson said the suspects are believed to have smashed a window and used an accelerant to start a fire, which has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Anyone who has any information about suspicious vehicles or people they saw in the area around the time of the incident is urged to call Durham Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 23 of June 19.