Tanker set on fire in Leigh

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A LORRY was partly destroyed when it was deliberately set alight.

The HGV tanker was parked in a compound off Smallbrook Lane, Leigh.

Fire crews from Hindley and Atherton were called to the blaze at around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

The vehicle was 25 per cent damaged and the emergency services spent around 45 minutes tackling the fire.