AN investigation is underway after a car exploded in a Birkenhead street last night.

Emergency services were called to Lansdowne Road at around 10pm.

A police spokesperson told the Globe: "We were called to Lansdowne Road at 9.20pm on Saturday to reports a Ford Eco sport had been set alight.

"Nobody was injured and enquiries are ongoing."

It had been a busy night for firecrews, who had tackled blazes at the former Hotel California in New Chester Road, Birkenhead and a three-storey building next to the former Central Hotel on nearby Borough Road. 

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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