POLICE have launched an arson investigation following a vehicle fire in Runcorn.

One fire engine from Runcorn was dispatched to Dukes Wharf shortly before 9pm last night, Tuesday.

This came after Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a fire involving a van.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and dampen down the vehicle.

A fire service spokesman said: “A fire in a van is believed to have been started deliberately.

“Police were asked to attend due to the suspicious nature of the incident.”