Police are hunting arsonists after a series of fires in a North-East town over the weekend.

They struck on Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Barmston area of Washington, Wearside.

There were eight incidents, the first at 10.20pm on Saturday and the last at 4am the following morning.

Four cars were destroyed and rubbish and buildings set alight. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information should contact Washington police on 0191-454 7555.