FIREFIGHTERS were called to Parr and Whiston after a spate of arson attacks across Merseyside.

There were 66 deliberate fires involving rubbish and grass within for days. Crews attended Molyneux Drive in Whiston last Thursday evening (July 24) after yobs set fire to trees and dried grass.

A day later firefighters tackled a rubbish fire on Chancery Lane shortly before noon.

Watch manager Ian Mullen said: “Deliberate fires can spread quickly and pose a risk to other people as well as those who set fires. Grass fires can also destroy the natural habitat of wildlife.

“Wheelie bin fires can spread to buildings posing a danger to people living or working in those properties.”

To report an arson people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.