A FORMER school was targeted in a suspected arson attack last night.

Firefighters were called to the site of the old Millwood Special School in Fletcher Fold Road after a blaze was started in the playground.

Watch Manager at Bury Fire Station Steve Urmston said: "The fire broke out in the play area involving a part of a slide.

"There was a minimal damager and we were only there for about half-an-hour. I will be contacting the council to secure the site at the back.

"From the front it looks secure but at the back it is open and is a potential fire hazard."

Millwood Special School moved from its Fletcher Fold site in Bury to a new £11 million School Street in Radcliffe in 2012.