Driftwood Black Pearl 'pirate ship' targeted by arsonists
A pirate ship made from driftwood gathered from a Merseyside beach has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack.
The structure, at New Brighton, Wallasey, was built by artist Frank Lund and nicknamed the Black Pearl.
Firefighters were called to the beach at about 20:10 BST on Wednesday, with police also requested to attend.
A fire service spokesman said the fire was a "suspected deliberate ignition". The fire was extinguished by 20:30 BST.