A person has been treated for burns after a garden hedge was deliberately set on fire in Druids Heath.

Firefighters from Kings Norton and Northfield were called to Bells Lane, Druids Heath shortly before 9:35 this evening (26 June).

On arrival, crews found a hedgerow and fencing well alight and thanks to their quick response prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby garage and properties.

Witnesses at the scene described seeing youths on a moped down the side road before speeding off from the scene just as the blaze started.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively information can be passed onto Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org