A man who called police to report an arson attack on his car outside his house early today has complained it took officers almost eight hours to attend the scene.

The Audi A4 was destroyed in the blaze which occurred at about 3am.

Amjad Khan-Zeb, of Woodview Terrace, Manningham, said he called police after firefighters arrived in minutes to put out the blaze but he had to wait until 11am before police came to his home.

Mr Khan-Zeb said: “My car was set alight at 3am. I immediately called the fire and rescue service and they were here within minutes and put the fire out. I called police straight after that and they didn’t seem to be interested.

“We have CCTV footage of the incident and I told them that. The jerry can of petrol was still lying there. We even got the registration of the vehicle the guy got into after he had set fire to my car.”

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We received a call at 3.11am from Woodview Terrace to reports of a car fire. The caller was advised that police would contact him in the morning and seemed satisfied by that.

“An officer would have been sent round when one became available.

“Officers went to the address at 10.55am, which is within our standard response time.”