POLICE are investigating an arson attack at a former Rock Ferry pub.

Emergency services were called at around 12.15am today (Monday, April 29) following reports that a fire had broken out at the former The Rock pub on Highfield Road.

On arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the disused three storey building and used high pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.

The scene was stood down at 2.35am.

It is believed that the fire was started deliberately and an investigation is underway to find those responsible.

Anyone who may have witnessed the event or remembers seeing something suspicious is asked to contact Merseyside Police on social media @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting 19100209120.