POLICE are continuing to appeal for witnesses after five cars were torched in a suspected arson attack.

Residents in Staffa Crescent in Shadsworth, Blackburn, were awoken in the early hours of Friday morning to find their street was on fire.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Police have been carrying out enquiries in the area yesterday and today and have asked for any witnesses to come forward. They are particularly keen to get hold of CCTV from the area, which covers activity from Thursday night and Friday morning.

Sgt Steve Dundon said: "We are continuing with our enquiries in the area. I would encourage anyone with CCTV covering the area around Thursday night going into Friday morning to please get in touch."

Residents spoke of their shock in the aftermath of the arson attack.

Megan Day, a 19-year-old health care assistant, had left her new Peugeot 208 parked outside of her home.

She said: “The car was new to me, I had only picked it up last Friday. I can’t believe that this has happened, it is a nightmare."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or email BlackburnSE.NPT@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.