POLICE are investigating a series of fires around Bridgwater.

During the early hours (3am – 6am) of Thursday, May 8, there were a number of small fires in and around the town centre.

The Mercury understands one fire occurred near the back of Poundland at Angel Place Shopping Centre.

PC Kat Forrest, of Bridgwater Police, told the Mercury: “Fortunately no one has been injured and all fires were extinguished quickly. “Enquiries are ongoing and two males are currently on police bail.”

Police are appealing for witnesses in relation to the fires. Two men on BMX style bikes in dark clothing were seen in the area and officers would like to speak with them. If anyone has any information about the fires please contact the Sedgemoor SSN team at Bridgwater Police station on 101.