A MOTORBIKE was torched in Runcorn.

Firefighters discovered the vehicle ablaze in a field on Shepherds Row, Castlefields, shortly after 7pm last night.

Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information should call Cheshire Police on 1010 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Firefighters tackled a fence fire earlier in the afternoon.

Crews were called to Harrison Street in Widnes at around 3pm and used two hose reel jets to bring the fire under control.

The area was then damped down.