POLICE have issued an appeal for CCTV footage after a number of cars were set on fire in a series of arson attacks this morning.

The incidents, which police have described as selfish, happened in Nelson between 1.30am and 3am.

Police are particularly asking for CCTV of Camden Street from around 1.33am, Romney Street from around 1.36am, Westmoreland Street from around 1.44am, Fernbank from around 2.52am, Cloverhill Road from around 2.56am and Napier Street around 2.59am.

No arrests have been made in connection with the investigation.

A Nelson neighbourhood policing team spokesman said: "In the early hours of this morning there have been numerous reports of vehicles on fire within the Nelson area.

"We are urging members of the public to call 101 if they have seen or witnessed anything at the times below, officers are currently conducting enquiries in regards to a these incidents.

"If you have seen anything or have CCTV please get in touch. If you prefer you can always contact the Neighbourhood police team via email on - pendle.npt@lancashire.pnn.police "This is a disgusting and selfish attack from someone who has no regards or thoughts for their local communities in the circumstances we face. The neighbourhood police team will continue all enquiries in attempt to arrest those person(s) involved."

Firefighters reported attending fires in Camden Street at 1.33am, Westmoreland Street at 1.44am, Fern Bank Street at 2.52am and Main Street at 2.56am. Such was the demand placed on the fire service that crews from Nelson and Padiham were called out to extinguish the fires.