Car torched on driveway

Long moss meadows, New Longton. Image taken from Google Maps.

Long moss meadows, New Longton. Image taken from Google Maps.

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Police are investigating an alleged arson after a car was set alight on a driveway.

Police and the fire service were called to Long Moss Meadows in New Longton at around 11.30pm last night.

They discovered that a car was on fire and the fire service believe that someone had deliberately torched the car.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “The car was on fire on the drive. We believe it had been deliberately set alight.

“No one was injured.”

And a spokesman for Lancashire police confirmed they were treating it as an arson.

They said: “We will be looking into it, it is down in the log as an arson.

“We would appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch with us by calling: 101 and quoting log number 1640 of July, 29.”