A POLICE inquiry has been launched after a bed was set on fire in a field in Widnes.

Emergency services were called to Clap Gate Crescent at around 10.40pm on Sunday, September 8, following reports of a fire.

Firefighters discovered a bed well alight in the middle of a field.

Crews then used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

It is believed that the fire had been started deliberately.

Anyone with information should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.