DISABLED pensioners have been left "scared" after both of their cars parked on their driveway were set on fire in a suspected arson.

At around 3am on Tuesday, June 9, police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services (MFRS) were called to Norfolk Road to reports of two cars alight, causing damage but no injuries.

The victims, who are in their 70s but want to remain anonymous for their safety, say the incident has left them feeling "scared and angry".

One said: "We heard a popping sound and my wife went over to the window and said 'Your car is on fire'

"I ran downstairs and saw both cars on fire, but my wife's car was parked very close to the house so I ran in and put water over that one first.

"On CCTV you can see three masked people throw some kind of liquid over the cars.

"It's left us scared to be honest, we are both disabled and due to get operations soon, so this is just terrible."

CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries have been carried out and detectives are continuing to investigate, alongside MFRS. High-visibility patrols have also been carried out in the area since the incident.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: "At this stage we believe that this was a case of mistaken identity, which thankfully didn't result in any injuries. The sheer recklessness of such an attack, both on those occupants and their neighbours is shocking, and we're determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

"If you live locally and saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of last Tuesday, or possibly captured some footage or images on CCTV or dashcam, come forward and we will take the appropriate action."

Anyone with information can contact our social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 20000333825. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.