A VAN was set on fire in a suspected arson attack in a Halliwell street.

Fire crews went to Holly Grove at 1.30am yesterday after reports that a Ford Transit van was on fire. The vehicle was destroyed.

Nobody was hurt and police have been informed.

A fire service spokesman said: “When we got there the front cab was fully alight, and the fire had started to spread to the back.

“We think it was started deliberately.”