A CAR was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of today.

Firefighters were called to Birley Street at 3am after a fire ripped through a 4x4, belonging to a resident on the street.

Crew Manager Saul Hickey of Green Watch at Bury Fire Station said: "It is being treated as deliberate ignition.

"The fire took hold in the engine compartment and police were called to the scene."

Firefighters were on the scene for around 45 minutes.

A spokeswoman for GMP said: "Shortly before 3.10am on Friday, March 9, 2018, police were called to reports of a vehicle on fire on Birley Street in Bury.

"Officers attended and found a car with significant fire damage.

"Enquiries into the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 199 of March 9, 2018.