AN appeal has been launched after the suspected arson of a car.

Fire crews and police were called to Chandlers Way, Sutton Manor at about 10.10pm on Friday, February 12, to reports of a black BMV M140i on fire.

A white Fiat Punto in a nearby car park had also been damaged.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and nobody was injured.

It was reported that a man wearing a black bubble coat and green hi-vis trousers ran from the scene carrying a green petrol canister.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, say police.

Detective Constable Roy Bromilow said: "This investigation is ongoing, and we are keen to speak to anyone with information.

“If you were in the area at time of the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, please let us know.

"Likewise, if you have any CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist with the investigation, please get in touch so we can take action and find those responsible.”

Anyone in the area with information, CCTV or dashcam can contact police on Twitter via @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000094790.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via their online form.