ARSONISTS set fire to a disused building in the centre of York.

Two fire crews were sent to former Laser Quest site, at the junction of Dennis Street and Piccadilly, at 5.55am on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said it was thought the offenders had deliberately ignited paper and pushed it through gaps in the door to the property.

Firefighters were later sent to a separate suspected arson attack in Acomb, York.

The fire service was alerted to several For Sale property signs being ablaze.

The cause was again said to be deliberate.

Anybody with any information about either incident phone North Yorkshire Police on 0845 60 60 247.