A PLAY area at a Warrington school has been torched in an arson attack.

Firefighters were called to Penketh South Community Primary School on Finlay Avenue at 9.15pm on Saturday, May 7.

Emergency services received reports of a deliberate fire being set within the school grounds.

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Crews used a small hand held appliance to extinguish the fire which had been started on a play area.

Police have been informed about the damage.