FIRE Services were called to a deliberate car fire last night as they warned people to keep cars locked and safe.

At 12:50am this morning, Colne Fire Service was called out to King George's playing field's on Skipton Road in Colne, when a member of public reported seeing a Volkswagen Golf on fire in the middle of the field.

Nobody was injured, and the car owner was not at the scene when the fire took place. One fire engine was deployed to the field and stayed for around one hour putting the fire out.

A spokesman for the Colne Fire Service said: "We advise people to keep their cars locked up and safe to avoid any incidents like this."

The incident is currently under investigation.