ONE car was destroyed and two others were damaged in an arson attack in Bradford today.

Firefighters from Fairweather Green station were called to Heaton Road at 4am.

A silver Citroen C3 was set alight deliberately and the fire spread to a green Ford Mondeo and a blue Peugeot 106 after its fuel tank split.

The C3 was destroyed and the other two were badly damaged. He added that someone had been spotted running from the scene.

Police said they were treating the fire as an arson attack. Anyone with any information can ring police on 101.

Residents described flames pouring out and several small explosions.

Some said they were worried the blaze may affect nearby houses.