SEVERAL vehicles - including a mini-digger - were set on fire near Kilnsey overnight say police.

Emergency services were called out to the fire, which police believe was deliberate at around 4am today (Wednesday).

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said this afternoon: "We received a report a 4.25am this morning from our colleagues at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service that several vehicles were on fire at a rural location near Kilnsey, Skipton.

"We attended and located a damaged flatbed lorry, a low loader, and a mini digger. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Our officers remain at the scene to forensically examine and recover the vehicles. The road has also been damaged by fire and fuel spillage, and arrangements have been made to repair it."

Anyone who may have seen the vehicles before the fire, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage the could help the police in their investigation, is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference 122 400 44679, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.