EMERGENCY services have dealt with a fire in a Widnes Park this evening, Friday.

Widnes police and fire crews were called to reports of youths lighting fires in a bin in Upton Rocks park at approximately 6pm.

Regular patrols will be carried out in the area this evening.

On Twitter, Widnes Fire Station said: "There has been a lot of fires in the park over the past couple of weeks.

"This ties up an emergency vehicle preventing us responding to other potentially life threatening incidents." 

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, give the details online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.