A CAR was torched in an arson overnight in Widnes.

Fire crews were called to Christie Street shortly before 12.40am where a car was weel alight.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a single hose reel to put out the flames.

Police are investigating the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Contact police on 101 or Crimsetoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.