A WHEELIE bin has been torched in an early morning arson attack.

Firefighters found the refuse container well alight in the open on Deepdale in Hough Green, Widnes, shortly before 1am this morning.

Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and they were at the scene for around 10 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101.