AN Eastbourne garden fire around midnight was ‘started deliberately.’

It was overnight in Royal Sussex Crescent, Old Town.

Police say it was arson – and the fire brigade was on scene.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “At 00:29, we were called to attend a residential property on Royal Sussex Crescent, Eastbourne following reports of a fire in the garden.

“Crews from Eastbourne attended and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

“A fire investigation took place and the cause was deemed as deliberate.

“The incident has been handed over to Sussex Police.”