Fire started on outskirts of racecourse

Firefighters were called out in the early hours
Firefighters were called out in the early hours

A gang of youths set fire to land on the outskirts of Haydock Race Course in the early hours of this morning.

Wigan firefighters put out a fire on Ashton Heath at around 6.20am on Saturday on land backing onto the racecourse.

The fire had been deliberately started in a pile of leaves and twigs.

No one was injured and no investigation is taking place into the incident.