TWO motorbikes were torched in Runcorn on Saturday evening.

A police investigation has been launched, with officers appealing for information over either incident.

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At 8.14pm, firefighters were called to extinguish flames after a motorbike had been deliberately set on fire on the tow path next to the Bridgewater Canal.

They used one hose reel jet to put out the blaze and were in attendance for approximately 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, at the same time another crew were called to a motorbike which was well alight in a subway under Bridgewater Expressway near to Astmoor Industrial Estate.

Firefighters attended at 8.16pm and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene for around 35 minutes.

  • Anyone with information in relation to either of the fires should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 392421, or give the details via Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.