A fire which started in a garden shed and spread to fences, dustbins and trees has led to an appeal for information by police.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in Malmesbury Road during the early hours of Sunday and they alerted police to the incident.

A police spokesman said: "The fire occurred in a shed to the rear of addresses on Malmesbury Road, backing onto the alleyway joining Ashfield Road."

PC Ben Winter said: “Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident and the fire was safely extinguished by the fire service.

"At this stage, it is not known what caused the fire and we are urging anyone who may have been in the area between midnight and 1.30am to get in touch.”

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190114155.