Vandals started a fire on a wooden bridge in a community garden of a Carlisle suburb.

A fire crew from the city was called out at 8.30pm last night to put out the fire, on a bridge in Isobel Garden off Westrigg Road, Morton.

"It was a deliberate rubbish fire," said a spokesman for Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service.

The 10ft long bridge suffered minor damage.

The crew put out the fire using buckets of water.