A BUS and a car were burnt out during a spate of arson attacks early today.

A black Honda Civic was set alight around 1.30am in Chelwood Close, Chippenham.

Shortly afterwards a bin store was set on fire at a block of flats at Rudman Park around 2.10am.

Then a bus parked at the Olympiad Leisure Centre in Sadlers Mead was destroyed and the building nearby was damaged.

Wiltshire Police believe these three incidents are all linked.

Sgt Jansen Carter said: “Luckily, our colleagues from the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were able to control the fires at each location and no-one was hurt.

“These senseless acts of criminal damage will have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage including destroying a school bus.

“Our enquiries are progressing at pace in the town and I would urge anyone with information to call us immediately on 101.

“I would like to reassure our communities we will be putting as much resource into this as we can to locate those responsible.”