A FIRE last night at a children’s play area in Middlewich is believed to have been started deliberately.

One fire engine from Middlewich attended at the play area in Webbs Lane at 8.30pm, responding to reports of a fire in the open.

On arrival the crew discovered a small fire at a children's play area.

Firefighters used a water back pack to put out the fire and were in attendance at the scene 10 minutes.

Anyone with any information in relation to the fire is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101.