AN Indian takeaway was severely damaged by fire early today.

Firefighters were called out at 2am to the Green Garlic Indian and Bangladeshi takeaway in Junction Road, Sutton.

Crews from St Helens, Eccleston and Whiston Sutton fought the blaze and remained at the scene for three hours.

A flat above the takeaway was affected by fire and smoke and an adjacent shop and flat were also damaged by smoke.

Nobody was injured in the blaze the cause of which is suspected to have been an electrical fault.