POLICE are hunting arsonists who set fire to a pile of fly-tipped rubbish.

A crew from Hardley fire station were called to an incident in a car park at Main Road, Dibden, just after 9am yesterday.

Waterside police tweeted: "Hardley deployed to arson where fly-tipped rubbish in Dibden set alight by persons unknown.

"Do you know who is responsible? If so call Waterside team on 101 quoting 44190304190 so we can investigate further."

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "We got a call at 9.05am about a fire in the open on Main Road in Dibden. A crew from Hardley attended a pile of rubbish on fire in the car park.

"The police were informed."