A PETROL bomb was used to try and set a car on fire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called out at 10.40pm to Heather Way in Harrogate on Saturday.

A crew from the town attended an incident where there was an attempt to set a car - an Audi Q7 - on fire on a driveway.

A spokesman for the service said: "The drivers window had been smashed and a plastic bottle containing petrol and a wick had been thrown in, this had smouldered away on the drivers seat but failed to set the whole car alight and then burnt itself out. The fire damaged the drivers seat. Crews used thermal imaging camera only. The Police along with CSI also attended."

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Officers investigating this incident are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch. Dial 101, press 1 and pass information on to the Force Control Rom, quoting reference number 12210118757."