FIREFIGHTERS suspect a blaze in a derelict Worcestershire building last night was started deliberately.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the 35 x 10 metre building in Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, at about 8.30pm and found half of it alight.

Two crews from Tenbury tackled the flames using hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

A spokesman said police were asked to attend due to suspicions of arson.