Another car has been set alight in Bury in what the fire service are calling a "spate" of attacks.

A car was deliberately set on fire in Foxfield Close, Woolfold, in the early hours of this morning ­— following recent attacks in the area.

Ste Urmston, watch manager at Bury fire station, said: "We attended the incident at approximately 12:30am this morning.

"It was a deliberate car fire and is part of a spate of attacks like this in the area, especially in this estate.

"We went and reassured local residents with the police, but wanted to let them know that this is a problem in the area and to be careful with their cars in the coming weeks."

This attack comes less than a week after a severe arson attack on cars in Woolfold.

In the early hours of March 16 residents in Valley Avenue were woken up by shouts of "fire" coming from neighbours.

The victims told The Bury Times: "We are in total shock at present and my neighbour's house has also suffered damage. My neighbours were trapped in the house with their two young children."

Investigations are ongoing by Greater Manchester Police.

In a statement, a GMP spokesman added: "At around midnight on Monday March 16, 2020, police were called to reports of an arson attack on Valley Avenue, Tottington.

"Emergency services attended and established that a man had caused significant damage to several vehicles by setting them on fire.

"An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made.

"Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8152 quoting 36 of 16/03/2020. Information can also be passed to the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."