Police are investigating after a parked car was destroyed in a fire that is thought to have been started deliberately.

A member of the public alerted police and the fire service to the burning car on Spencer Road, Little Horton, at around 10.30pm last night.

There was no-one in the vehicle at the time, and firefighters made it safe before handing the incident over to the police.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “It is suspected to be a deliberate ignition.”

Anyone with information about the incident can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.