A MIDNIGHT arson of four vehicles within half an hour is being investigated by police.

North Wales Fire and Rescue were called to reports of four vehicle fires on Swinchard Walk and Cornist Lane, Flint, shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

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A spokesman said: "We were called to four vehicle fires in conjunction with each other. The first call came in shortly after midnight and the fourth call came in shortly before 12.30am. We believe the fires were all related.

"Two fires were on Swinchard Walk and two were on Cornist Lane. We take it to be deliberate ignition."

Three appliances were deployed from Flint, Deeside and Holywell to tackle the flames in the small hours. Firefighters used hose reels to distinguish the fire.

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A spokesman confirmed an investigation has been launched by North Wales Police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the non-emergency police line on 101.