POLICE are investigating after a wheelie bin was torched in Widnes.

Firefighters were called to Albert Road in the town at 6.45pm on Thursday.

The bin was on fire when they arrived and crews used a hose to fight the flames.

Officers say it is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, give the details via cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.