POLICE and firefighters are investigating an early morning arson attack on a Runcorn takeaway.

A fire broke out at the Dolphin Supper Bar in Halton Road at 12.33pm today.

Two crews, one from Runcorn and one from Widnes, attended the incident.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire was out on arrival and believed to be a result of arson. A joint investigation with police is now underway and anyone with any information is urged to call the police.”

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.