Stolen car torched

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A STOLEN car was found in flames near Boroughbridge.

The Land Rover Freelander had been reported stolen from the Boroughbridge area, and was found in a field on the A168 around a mile south of Morrisons supermarket at around 11.15pm yesterday, Thursday, June 23.

Firefighters fought the blaze but the vehicle was completely destroyed and police are treating the incident as arson.

Poice are now appealing for the occupants of a grey van with a 12” orange stripe around it to come forward.

The van was seen in the area and police believe its occupants may have crucial evidence about the blaze.

Anyone with information or who knows the occupants or driver of the van can contact North Yorkshire police on 0845 60 60 247 quoting reference 12110103496.