CARS are being driven to a popular park and set on fire.

Yesterday evening firefighters attended their third car fire in Barlow Park in less than two weeks.

Now firefighters are urging residents living in the area to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour.

Crews from Bolton North were called to the park, close to the Oldhams Estate, at 9.45pm.

A Ford Mustang had been driven to a wooded area of the park before being torched.

Watch Manager Andrew Kopicki said: “The fire is being treated as suspected deliberate ignition.

“It was taken to a wooded area of the park, the same place where we have been called to other car fires, started through suspected deliberate ignition.

“The police have been informed along with our partner agencies.

“We are asking local residents to remain vigilant and contact CrimeStopppers if they have any information.”

The first car fire was on October 5 at 7.46pm with the vehicle being stolen before being set alight.

The day after firefighters were called to the same area at 8.15pm.

Yesterday crews were on the scene for about an hour tackling the blaze.

It is thought those responsible are accessing the park via Moss Lea.