VANDALS torched a wheelie bin on a footbridge in Widnes.

Firefighters put out the fire near Alder Avenue shortly after 9pm on Sunday, May 11.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fire involving a wheelie bin on a footbridge was put out using one hose reel. The bin had melted the anti slip covering on the footbridge so the local authority was informed.”

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101.