Investigation launched into 'suspicious' car fire

Fire services are investigating the fire
Fire services are investigating the fire

An arson investigation has been launched after firefighters in Chorley were called to a suspicious car blaze, say fire services.

The fire was reported just before midnight on 25 January after a bus driver, who had driven past the seemingly abandoned vehicle, spotted smoke coming from the car.

Firefighters arrived to find a silver Ford Focus "well alight" at the junction of Twist Moor Lane and Norcross Brow in Withnell.

Crews were at the scene for one hour and used hose-reels to combat the blaze.

Nobody was injured during the incident which completely destroyed the car.

Fire services are investigating.