POLICE are investigating after a burning car was found in the Tyne.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “Police received a report from the fire service of a car on fire at Bywell on Monday. Officers attended the scene where a car was on fire and partially in the river between Bywell and Ovingham.

“Officers are currently carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of how the car ended up on fire and in the location.”