Suspected arson at Liverpool hospital A&E investigated

Police at the scene Image copyright Adam McDowall
Image caption Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and Merseyside Police both attended the hospital on Monday night

A fire in the toilets of a hospital accident and emergency department is thought to have been started deliberately, police said.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) was called to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital at 20:00 BST on Monday, with three engines attending.

A spokesman said the ground floor fire was small, but it created "significant smoke". No injuries have been reported.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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