POLICE and firefighters were called after youths started fires at a country park on Monday evening (April 22).

Emergency services attended Lyme & Wood Country Park between Haydock and Newton-le-Willows shortly before 9pm yesterday.

Reports were received of youths having lit fires at the location, close to Crow Lane West.

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A police spokeswoman said: "The fire service called us at around 8.55pm after youths had been lighting fires.

"Patrols attended and completed an area search but no youths were located."

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman added: "There was a small grass fire and we had one engine there.

"We were alerted at 8.40pm and on scene at 8.46pm and we left at 9.13pm.

"Police did attend the scene."

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