AN arson investigation is underway today after a spate of bin fires along a residential street.

Fire-crews from Hightown and St Mary's fire stations were called out at about 12.30am after bins were set on fire along Portsmouth Road, in Sholing, Southampton.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service believe the fires were deliberate and said police were now investigating. Slight fire damage was caused to a retailer in the street. No-one was hurt.