ARSONISTS set fire to a motorbike outside a house in Orford in the early hours of this morning.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property on Hardy Street shortly after 4.45am today, Monday.

One fire engine was sent to the scene, with crews discovering that a motorcycle had been set alight at the rear of the house.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour, with the blaze believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.