Arsonists set fire to a bin in Eaton Socon last night (Tuesday).

Firefighters were called to Cunningham Way shortly after 11.30pm following reports that a recycling bin was ablaze.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters arrived to find a large recycling bin alight, which had been placed close to a car.

"They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their station by 12.40am."

An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.