A van was deliberately set on fire following a suspected arson attack.

According to police, officers on patrol found the blue Vauxhall Combo Merit alight yesterday at around 9.20pm at the junction of Honeysuckle Way and Flora Road, Witham.

The fire service put out the blaze.

A police spokesperson said: “Initial police enquiries suggest that a window of the van had been smashed and it had been deliberately set on fire. Police are treating the fire as arson.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Braintree Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.